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The three types of birth control to consider are: non-hormonal (does not affect milk production), progestin hormones (may reduce milk supply if started before milk supply has been established), and estrogen hormones (will decrease milk production and may end breastfeeding) (WSDH, n.d). I am a mother and know how difficult it can be to produce breastmilk. If I was breastfeeding, I would be afraid that birth control with hormones could hinder my ability to produce. I would recommend the copper IUD if she is breastfeeding (WSDH, n.d). Stewart and Bateson (2016), discuss Medical Eligibility Criteria for non-oral contraceptive use (Copper IUD, Hormonal IUD, DMPA injection, and ENS implant). Specific birth control were given a category rating for risk when used with a particular medical condition. Category 1 - contraceptive not contraindicated for condition. Category 2 is a condition that has advantages that outweigh risks if the patient uses a specific contraceptive. Category 3 is a condition where risks outweigh advantages if the
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