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|03-30-2005 09:12 AM|
Like I said, DD is 99% weaned, so I don't think of early weaning as an issue. She asks once a week, sometimes I oblige, sometimes offering a snack distracts her. When she does nurse it is for about 30 seconds. My goal was one year, so I went a year longer than that and feel pretty good about it.
I am getting periods on the mini pill.......about 2 a month which I am sick of. I know it is not very reliable the way I am taking it (forgetting alot!). Actually m y doctor recommended that patch since I am forgetful.
I am curious, what is FAM? And if you don't prefer BCP, what do you use?
DH and I are considering TTC within the next 6 months, so this is going to be a very short term thing anyway (only another month or so).
|03-29-2005 11:24 PM|
At that point I would probably feel comfortable w/the regular pill (well, we actually used FAM which I HIGHLY recommend, but I digress).
Just wondering--- are you having your period? I would hesitate to rely on the mini-pill once I was ovulatory, anyway.
|03-29-2005 10:12 PM|
I know I'm biased because of how hard it was to get DD1 to nurse in the first place I'd never do anything that would lead to her weaning earlier than she would wean on her own. But I also have a huge problem with artificial hormones, too, because of my own health problems that bcps only made much worse (when they were and still are often touted as a remedy). You do whatever is right for you!
|03-29-2005 09:17 PM|
|03-29-2005 03:25 PM|
|03-29-2005 03:22 PM|
|allismom||Thanks for the advice, but before having dd I was on the pill for almost 15 years. I think it is one of those things that one year they say helps reduce your chance of cancer and the next year they say it increases it. I wish they'd get it right. LOL|
|03-29-2005 01:20 PM|
|stafl||Yes, most women who take any medication that contains estrogen do lose their milk or at least notice a very marked decrease in supply. This may lead to weaning, no matter what you do about it. It's up to you. It's totally your decision to make. How do you feel about that? BCPs also do come through the breastmilk, so your child will be exposed to them that way, too. There is no evidence that it causes harm, but no evidence that it doesn't either. Hormones are very powerful drugs, use them wisely and know the risks. I strongly urge you to read all you can about the dangers and risks associated with taking artificial estrogen/estradiol. Get the patient info sheet for the particular medication you will be taking, and read it and understand it before taking the first dose. Discuss everything you don't understand with your doctor. If your doctor or pharmacist won't give the info sheet to you, they are violating the law. But you can find it in a pdf file at www.fda.gov too. There are lots of other more major risks associated with taking estrogen than just losing your milk supply.|
|03-29-2005 01:02 PM|
|mnnice||While maybe not recommended by everyone. I personally did not have regular birth control pills damage my supply and I nursed my son for another year while on bc.|
|03-29-2005 12:00 PM|
|KoalaMommy||my understanding is that if you start the pill you will most likely lose your milk. However, I also understand the mini pill can cause headaches once you stop nursing, so I guess it's mostly a personal choice for you.|
|03-29-2005 09:57 AM|
Hello.......DD is 25 months old and is 99% weaned.........I say 99% because she asks about once a week and will nurse for about 30-60 seconds. Is it safe for me to go off the mini pill and on to a regular doseage? Or do I need to wait until she is totally totally done?
And then what if she relapses or wants to nurse again?