Re: Birth Control Pills & Breastfeeding a 7.5-month-old
The reason BCPs like Yaz, Seasonale, etc. are not recommended during nursing is that they can significantly impact milk supply. This isn't true for all moms, but it is for many. Since breastmilk is supposed to make up the majority or at least a major part of a baby's diet, you don't want to risk tanking your supply until your baby is around a year old.
If you do decide to try a "regular" BCP despite the risk, be alert for changes in your supply. If you feel like you're noticing a significant diminishment, stop the pill immediately, use an alternate form of contraception, and nurse as much as possible to bring your supply back up.
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