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Old 05-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

Just a quick question for anyone using the Merena IUD. Did the Mirena IUD affect your breastmilk supply?

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Old 05-20-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

I felt like it did, I got mine just over 6 months PP. DD did start taking solids about then, but she never ate very much she definitely preferred nursing. Even though the levels of Progesterone are low, my body seemed to circulate it more than average according to my OB. I would suggest that you wait until your LO is taking solids.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

I think it did. I had a really hard time pumping (I was finishing my degree at the time) and keeping my supply up with DD (no. 1)

I got Mirena inserted at 6 weeks PP.

I'm not sure if there's correlation, but I also had 1 year of infertility problems (exactly one year) after it was taken out. I had three early miscarriages.

I didn't do any hormonal BC after the birth of DS and had no issues getting pregnant or carrying a baby. (Currently preggo with DD No. 2)

I won't get any IUD again.
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

I had one put in at 6 weeks postpartum. It perforated my uterus at that time and went missing. It is thought that it releases more hormones into the body when hanging out outside of the uterus. My midwife assumed it fell out. It remained and she put me on a progesterone only pill. Despite all of that, I had oversupply.
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

Maybe - I am not really sure though. I got the Mirena and started working in the same week so I am not sure if all of my supply issues were solely related to the IUD. I had an ok supply till I ovulated then I would have a dip in supply, but it always went back to ok...I never had a great supply, and I never got more than 6oz total at a time while pumping. With all this though, I would get the Mirena again if given the choice. I was able to ebf till he started solids at 6 months, at that point he got both and 2 days ago (ds is 10m 3d old) I stoped pumping as much and now I suppliment with formula while at dc and will nurse when I get home and on weekends.
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

Nope. Not even a tiny bit. I love my Mirena - well, mostly, but that's another story for another day.
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

I got mine 8 weeks pp and I have not had a supply issue at all and dd is almost 8 months old.
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

Nope, I got mine at 9 wks PP and have always had a great supply. Even now at 22 months
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Re: Did the Mirena IUD affect your supply?

Nope. I got it at 6 wks PP both times. I nursed two kiddos w/ the Mirena IUD & never had any issues.

....... but it did come out the same night I conceived my new baby girl.
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