Immediately after birth, breastfeeding provides contraceptive protection until the menstruation recurs (when, no matter the age of the child, you can no longer rely on this type of protection). Mainly a progesterone-based contraceptive is the only contraceptive with oral administration recommended, because this type of contraceptive does not influence either lactation (estrogen-progestogen contraceptives decrease lactate secretion) or the subsequent development of the baby. Among the most popular such contraceptives are:
There are other ways to ensure contraception during this period: condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, sterilization, interrupted intercourse, surgical sterilization, etc. (none of these modalities interfere with lactation). Do not hesitate to contact an obstetrician doctor or any other doctor with family planning skills.
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began
- Obstetrics and Gynecology -
Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics-Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu
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