Re: birth conrol safe while breastfeedin
Amen! A doctor can feel free to say "I do not think the mini pill is a good idea for you, and I feel that it would be unethical of me to prescribe it for you, let's talk about other methods" but if she said "I won't let you" then she is way out of line. Being your doctor does not make this lady your boss! Quite the opposite: you are paying her, and that makes YOU the boss.
Originally Posted by @llli*duckpond
I personally would not use the Depo shot while nursing. As aprilsmagic said, any hormonal birth control can negatively impact your supply. And that's especially bad with Depo, because if you do have a negative side effect, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it aside from waiting for it to wear off. And that is months of waiting!
Alternative birth control methods to consider:
- Barrier methods: condoms, diaphragm, sponge, cervical cap
- Implantable methods: ParaGard (non-hormonal IUD), Mirena (hormonal IUD)
- complete list from Planned Parenthood: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/hea...ntrol-4211.htm
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