MiniPill Users Breast Feed Longer!


Minipill will be getting a lot more attention, as it's (spoiler alert) the pill selected for Ana in the 50 Shades of Grey. In the US it's mostly thought of as a "lactation pill" as we preferentially prescribe this for women who are breastfeeding, over more traditional pills. Studies done on estrogen progesterone containing pills show that women will likely have a bit lower milk supply, and due to this effect they either struggle getting their milk supply strong enough going or discontinue sooner. But the progesterone in the minipill can prime the pump and women who go on the minipill seem to have better milk supply.
This boost to the amount of milk keeps those women feeding longer, something the Surgeon General Can Smile About!

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