I started taking the mini pill Eleven days ago the last three days my milk supply has decreased. How long will it take for my milk to come back normally if I stop taking the pill?

The Mini Pill is estrogen

The Mini Pill is estrogen free, which makes it safer for women to use during the postpartum period. However, even the Mini Pill can cause a decrease in milk production during lactation. This drop is not as pronounced as it would be for combined oral contraceptives. But the amount of decrease will vary from woman to woman. Additionally, doctors often fail to inform women that the hormones in the Mini Pill are secreted in the milk and thus the baby receives them as well. After you stop taking the Pill, your milk should return fairly quickly. The Mini Pill does not stay in your system as long as some other types of oral contraceptives. To ensure an adequate milk supply be sure to nurse frequently both day and night, and for long enough so that the breasts are drained of milk. You should do at least ten minutes on each side.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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