Hormonal Contraception and Lactation

  title={Hormonal Contraception and Lactation},
  author={J. J. Kelsey},
  journal={Journal of Human Lactation},
  pages={315 - 318}
  • J. J. Kelsey
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Human Lactation
  • Hormonal contraceptive measures can be used immediately postpartum if the patient so desires. Progestin-only contraceptives are preferable to estrogen-containing methods if initiated during the first six months after delivery. Progestin only contraceptives do not appear to affect milk volume, composition, or to cause deleterious effects in the infant. Ideally for women who desire a form of contraception in addition to lactation-induced amenorrhea, progestin-only methods should be started at six… CONTINUE READING
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