Last update: Nov. 5, 2014
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
It is advisable to insert it after uterine involution has occurred. (6 to 8 weeks after delivery). It may be done in spite of the absence of menses. Most anti-inflammatory drugs or those for general or local anesthesia eventually used on IUD insertion are compatible with breastfeeding. Within the first 6 postnatal weeks of life non-hormonal methods are considered of choice.
We do not have alternatives for Intrauterine Device since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Instituto de Salud Infantil, Grecia-Institute of Child's Health in Greece
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM