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Question: Quantity of breast milk

 friesenl - Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:47 pm

I had my son 2 months ago and have been exclusivley breastfeeding. One week ago, I started Camila birth control pills. Today, I have noticed a marked decrease in the amount of breast milk I am producing. Could this be linked to the Camila? If so, what can I do?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:04 am

User avatar Hi friesenl,
Yes, hormonal birth control pills (particularly those containing estrogen) have the potential to decrease milk supply, sometimes dramatically. You may want to consider nursing more frequently or pumping both breasts to increase the breat milk production. There are also herbs that increase breast milk production which you may want to discuss with your doctor for additional consideration. I hope this helps.

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