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Safeness of Z pill during breast feeding - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is Z pill safe for feeding mother?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   heelo sir
Doctor :   When was the last child birth ?
User :   is it safe to consume z pill emergency contraceptive tablet by feeding mother having 5 months baby and scesserion delivery
User :   29th july 10
Doctor :   yes, it is safe
Doctor :   but i would consider the barrier method like IUD would be a good choice over oral Contraceptions
User :   thanks however i first time heard about Z pill looks relatively new and only available in coimbatore what is your opinion on Z pill as I pill is not avaialble
Doctor :   yes, it is safe
User :   oh thats good
Doctor :   and its nothin different than I pill
User :   if my wifes period are not regular how much are the chances of conceiving with Z pill?
User :   sorry without z pill..
Doctor :   as lactation itself provides contraception to some extent and irregular periods indicate the ovulation is not occurring regularly then the chances of preg with the pill are very minimal
Doctor :   i mean still more minimal
User :   Thanks sir Now I understood that it is safe for my wife to consume Z pill. just one more query that what are likely sympton or trouble she may tomorrow considering taking tablet now
Doctor :   Abdomen pain can be expected as she has a involuting uterus
Doctor :   other than that disturbance in the periods like missing a period can also be expected at worse
Doctor :   but rare
User :   any bleeding possible? just to be prepared..
Doctor :   no, may be but very very rarely as i said before its a involuting uterus the bleeding complications are least expected
User :   okay great one more query... will it may affect the milk for 5 months baby and any long term effect on any systems of baby
Doctor :   not at al
Doctor :   milk production depends on hormone called Prolactin not related to the hormone present in the pill
Doctor :   and the hormone is not released in the milk hence baby safe
User :   oh ok so my wife still can feed baby for next 3 days and afterwards?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No sir thank you that was really helpful.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kndly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Thank you bye for now I will provide the feedback
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