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#1 of 3 Old 04-18-2013, 03:20 PM - Thread Starter
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'Lucky' me, my period came while EBF, and it's considerably decreased my supply. I know about supplements and tricks to increase supply because I've done them all. :(

The only 2 moms I know on the minipill started at ~6 wks pp. I'd love to hear from moms whether being on the mini pill hurt their supply, especially if you got on the pill later or after your first postpartum period. DC is 7 months. Thanks!


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I have heard of it minimizing supply. But for me I got pregnant on it, and so did another woman I know. It is very specific on times and so on.


I have mirena and when I get my period my supply drops. But comes back after a few days.

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Dr. Hale (of the book Medications and Mother's Milk) says that any type of hormonal birth control will decrease your milk supply.


Here is an article about increasing milk supply:



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