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Is I-pill safe to use while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi, My wife delivered a baby 2 months back and the baby is on mother's milk, I want to check if I-Pill is safe to use while breastfeeding the baby and within how many hours we need to have the tablet?
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As your wife has delivered just 2 months back and is breast feeding , she is likely to be in lactational amenorrhoea when there is no ovulation and hence no chances of pregnancy. So there is no apparent need for taking an ipill.
Has her menses started again?
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In that case , she is in lactational amenorrhoea , and there are no chances of pregnancy at all as she has not started ovulating yet. So there is no need for an ipill or any emergency contraceptive pill at all.
Ipill is a high progesterone pill and progesterone can get secreted in breast milk so should be anyhow avoided.
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