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Can Levonelle Be Taken While Breastfeeding?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Question: I had a c-section 4 weeks and 4 days ago, my baby was 10 weeks premature and I am expressing 8 times in 24 hours and trying to establish breastfeeding with the baby. Me and my husband had unprotected sex this morning is it safe to take Levonelle?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can take it safely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Yes, it is completely safe to use the levonelle emergency contraceptive pill, in breastfeeding.
There is no problem in taking it to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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Can Levonelle Be Taken While Breastfeeding?

Brief Answer: Can take it safely Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Yes, it is completely safe to use the levonelle emergency contraceptive pill, in breastfeeding. There is no problem in taking it to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN Maternal and fetal medicine specialist