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Has anyone had trouble figuring out what birth control works best for them? I feel like I'm the only one.... It's been a tough road so far.
My doctor recommended the Depo Shot so I tried it and my milk supply plummeted. I also bled for 12 weeks after Calla was born so they put me on a low dose estrogen pill to stop the bleeding. Of course my milk supply plummeted yet again after I had worked so hard to build it back up after the shot.
Now that the Depo is out of my system, I had an IUD put in. It's making me pretty nauseous and crampy (tmi, but the cramps are really upsetting my stomach too). Oddly enough, it's caused my milk supply to increase a lot.
What BC are you ladies using? I need some suggestions
yep, condoms. I'm not willing to do anything hormonal while nursing, unfortunately. I had mirena with DS1. I got it put in at 8 months pp and I was actually pretty happy with it for a while, but then started to get annoyed by a combination of mild side effects that made me want to get it out. I had it in for about 1 and a half years. I was still nursing DS1 at that point, so we used condoms for a few months until I weaned him at age 2.5 and went back on the regular pill.
This time we're just gonna use condoms until Roger weans. Kinda sucky but I feel it's the best option for us.
I got Mirena - pretty annoying cramps and spotting the first month but now I'm all good, no effect on my mood or supply. Don't feel bad - birth control is complex - it affects health, lifestyle, personal preferences, future family plans, so it's not you are at fault fir not having it all figured out. And as you see, few are completely happy, while most of us just picked something that will do for now