What are the risks of taking hormonal contraceptives while breastfeeding?
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What are the risks of taking hormonal contraceptives while breastfeeding? Evidence-based answer : Postpartum oral hormonal contraceptive use does not appear to alter newborn growth or impair breastfeeding and lactation (SOR: A, consistent RCTs). Etonogestrelreleasing implants have been associated with reduced tibia growth (SOR: C, small RCT) and the immediate insertion of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) has been associated with reduced breastfeeding duration (SOR: B, cohort trial).
Evidence Based Practice 17(8): E5