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    Default best birth control

    I have heard lots of things about birth control lowering milk supply. I am just wondering everyones preference is and which ones are best foe NOT lowering supply??

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    I am on the mini pill, and I have not noticed any decrease in my milk supply.

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    In very general terms, hormonal birth control may impact your supply. Barrier methods (i.e. condoms) don't affect supply at all. I wouldn't say that any one method is the 'best'. Each person is different and has different reactions / requirements than another. Some will use charting http://www.fwhc.org/birth-control/fam.htm and others won't want to take the chance / make the commitment to it. The "best" method is the one that's right for you.
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    How long do you want to wait between babies? We wanted to wait at least 3 years, so I chose Mirena.

    The mini pill needs to be taken at the same time every day and I am bad about remembering that, so another thing to consider.
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    I have been taking Errin, aka the mini pill, since 8 weeks postpartum and my milk suppy has not decreased. My son is now 4 months old. I am quite emotional on this pill, but I have always been quite sensitive to bc.

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    Default Re: best birth control

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*amysmom View Post
    In very general terms, hormonal birth control may impact your supply. Barrier methods (i.e. condoms) don't affect supply at all. I wouldn't say that any one method is the 'best'. Each person is different and has different reactions / requirements than another. Some will use charting http://www.fwhc.org/birth-control/fam.htm and others won't want to take the chance / make the commitment to it. The "best" method is the one that's right for you.


    I personally use a combination of charting and a diaphragm w/ spermicide. I've had perfect success with it.
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    Personally, we are currently using condoms. I knew I wouldn't remember to take the mini-pill so that was off the table. I didn't want to use regular birth control for fear of exposure of hormones to my daughter and possible drop in milk supply. Also, we want to try to get pregnant again when our baby is a little over 1 so I was hesistant to go back on the pill in case it delayed my fertility returning. We are using condoms and will use FAM (fertility awareness method) once my period returns. It is kind of lame but me and my husband agreed that it's worth the slight inconvenience to do what we feel is best for our daughter and our situation. You just need to decide what is best for you and your situation.
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