Last update Nov. 5, 2014
Very Low Risk
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 team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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