I have a 2 month old baby and have been taking the minipill while breastfeeding. I have recently stopped breastfeeding and am wondering if the minipill is still effective and if i can switch to the combination pill straight away? I have not had a period

Also, I have not had a period

Also, I have not had a period since giving birth, so do i have to stop taking the minipill and wait until i have a period and then start the combination pill?

Hi, You should consult your


You should consult your doctor about not having your period unless you did at your six week check-up. It is common to skip periods while breastfeeding.

Yes, as long as you take the minipill as prescribed and at the same time each day it is still effective. Generally, you will need to finish the minipill and then switch to the combination pill. You may also consider using another form of birth control for the first seven days just to be safe. When you switch pills your doctor will inform you of what and how to correctly switch pills.

Best of Luck,


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