Re: Can I take the combination pill while breastfeeding an 18 month old?
I think it can have an affect, but it doesn't always. I have no milk supply problems, and I use the NuvaRing right now, which is a combination method. I have plenty of milk for my two nurslings.
Dr. Jack Newman says that most women have enough milk that a combination birth control pill shouldn't cause problems. It may reduce milk supply, but not significantly enough to cause problems for the baby. But YMMV.
Catherine, tandem nursing mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08 and Toddler Boy 3/11
Breastfeeding for 4 years and counting!