New Patients :
Existing Patients :
New Patients please call:
Existing Patients please call:
23535 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494 | Directions
 - Personal & Quality Care for Women in All Phases of Life
Personal & Quality
Care for Women in
All Phases of Life
T L Jenkins MD

What birth control is safe to use while breastfeeding?

All QuestionsCategory: General QuestionsWhat birth control is safe to use while breastfeeding?
Admin Staff asked 2 years ago
1 Answers
Dr. Falae Staff answered 2 years ago

Taking care of a baby is hard work. As much as we love our little ones, we sometimes desire to hold off on making new little ones a while without impacting our ability to nurse.
Technically speaking, all forms of contraception are safe to use while breastfeeding. Combined hormonal (estrogen-progesterone) contraception has been implicated in affecting milk supply so these modes of contraception are generally discouraged for the first few months after birth of a new child.
Breastfeeding itself can be a form of birth control. This phenomenon is called the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). With perfect use, pregnancy prevention rate for this method approaches approximately 95-98%. “Perfect use”, however, is tricky with LAM and has a very distinct window. LAM requires the breastfed baby be less than 6 months old and exclusively breastfed a minimum of 6 times a day. This form of birth control generally lasts for only 6 months.
If you are concerned about the impact of contraception on your milk supply, other options are progesterone only pills, Depo-Provera, sub-dermal implants like Nexplanon, or intrauterine devices like Mirena, Skyla, Kyleena, or Paragard.
Please call and schedule your next appointment to discuss what family planning options are best for you.

Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine

5 Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine - reviews

Gynecologist Katy TX - Open Quote He delivered both of my girls (now 5 & 3) and I think about him and his staff almost daily. He is the best doctor and an awesome person. He will always have a place in my heart! Gynecologist Katy TX

APPOINTMENT REQUEST

Indicates Required *