Last update: July 2, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Desogestrel (Progestogen-only contraceptive pill) that does not alter quality or composition of breast milk.
Excretion into breast milk is non-significant, with no harmful effects on breastfed infants from treated mother reported.
Within the first 6 weeks after birth, non-hormonal contraceptive methods are preferred.
We do not have alternatives for Desogestrel since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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