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Which birth control pill is safe for a breastfeeding mom?
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A mini-pill (progesterone only) can be a safer oral contraceptive option for breastfeeding mothers as compared to the combination pills. Combination pills contain both progesterone and estrogen, and studies have revealed that estrogen supplementation during breastfeeding can significantly reduce the mother’s milk supply, which in turn can hamper the child’s optimal growth and development. Apart from this, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding, headache, water retention, etc. are some side effects pertaining to the use of these combination pills. Other than pills, IUDs, barrier methods (condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragm), implants, oral contraceptive injection, etc. can be chosen to prevent conception in nursing women. Always consult your gynecologist to know the right contraceptive method for you.
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