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Old 03-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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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, mama to Preschooler Girl 9/08, Toddler Boy 3/11, and Twin Girls 2/14!
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