Last update: Nov. 5, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
It is advisable to insert it after uterine involution has occurred. (6 to 8 weeks after delivery). It may be done in spite of the absence of menses. Most anti-inflammatory drugs or those for general or local anesthesia eventually used on IUD insertion are compatible with breastfeeding. Within the first 6 postnatal weeks of life non-hormonal methods are considered of choice.
We do not have alternatives for Intrauterine Device 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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