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August 31st, 2008, 02:09 PM
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So I recently went on the pill and I am BFing. I know you usually don't get your period while Bfing but since I'm taking the pill will it cause me to get it now??
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August 31st, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Is it the mini-pill or regular pill? I think either one will cause you to have a period, but I don't have any personal experience them. That's another reason I avoided taking birth control. I went 9 months before I got my first PP period.
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August 31st, 2008, 06:41 PM
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be very careful, I have heard many stories of the pill causing milk to dry up, more often than not. Even though your doc said it was fine, it usually isn't.

read about what kellymom says about it here.
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August 31st, 2008, 07:43 PM
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I want the ditto the pp. I went on the pill when ds when ds was 12 months old, and while my milk didn't completely dry up, it decreased DRASTICALLY. I went from having a massive supply to next to nothing. He did keep nursing for another year--mostly for comfort, but there is no way that supply would have been enough for an infant. I would also think that it would induce menstruation.

If you're on the minipill, it doesn't mess with supply, and you won't get an af.
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September 1st, 2008, 11:43 AM
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I am on the minipill and have had no supply issues. Nor have I had a period. Its been almost 6 months now. With my other kiddo's, I didn't get my period back until I weaned them and went on full bcpills.
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