If You're a Nursing Mom, These Are the Birth Control Options to Consider
Making the decision to be on birth control before having children is a choice completely dependent on your own needs. Birth control after having a baby is a whole new game — especially if you're nursing. Although the act of breastfeeding can sometimes prevent pregnancy naturally — given you exclusively nurse every four or so hours without missing a feeding — its efficacy only lasts the first six months and it isn't a medically recommended form of birth control.
If you're breastfeeding and in the market for a form of birth control that is not only effective, but also safe for both you and baby, read through for six options — hormonal and nonhormonal — you can consider.
Note: The following information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.