The Copper IUD and Breastfeeding

 

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I have a copper IUD. When will my period come back after I stop breastfeeding?

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The copper IUD is acceptable to use during breastfeeding as a long-term contraceptive. It has been studied extensively during lactation in comparison with other forms of contraception and does not affect lactation performance or the milk copper concentration. In women who are breastfeeding, insertion of the device should be after 4 weeks postpartum.

Breastfeeding at time of insertion was associated with a sixfold increase (RR 6.1, 95% CI: 3.9-9.6), with no differences between LNG and copper IUD users. Sixty-three of the total 81 perforations were associated with previously suspected risk factors (e.g., breastfeeding, time since last delivery ≤36 weeks). Breastfeeding and Copper IUD. Leag88.

Posted 19/10/2016. Hi everyone, Im a newbie to this and looking for some help. I have a beautiful one year old, well, will be 1 in a few days, and she has been breastfed since birth.

I had the copper IUD inserted on Monday and now I’m having a little bit of a panic about the effects this can have on my. The copper IUD is known for increasing heavy bleeding and cramping. I did experience these symptoms, but they weren’t that bad. Perhaps the most annoying thing that happened was that I would spot up to a week before my period.

In the last year or so (year 4), my IUD began bothering me. I started having cramps at random times and sometimes I. Copper IUDs (ParaGuard), do not release any hormones and thus do not affect breast milk production. The copper IUDs last for 10-12 years depending on your age and are made of a polyethylene frame with fine copper wire wrapped around it. Having a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after birth does not affect a woman’s ability to lactate and breastfeed, according to new research by investigators at University of Utah Health and University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

The copper IUD lacks hormones, which avoids any theoretical effect on breastfeeding, and is classified as Category 1 (no restriction on use) by the MEC for immediate postpartum use by women who are breastfeeding Table 1. An IUD is a safe and effective method of birth control that’s completely fine to use while breastfeeding. It won’t affect your milk supply. An IUD is also wonderfully low maintenance. You have.

ParaGard ® (the copper IUD) is an intrauterine device (IUD) used to prevent pregnancy. It is a device that is inserted into the uterus and left in place for up to several years. It does not contain any hormones; instead, it contains copper.

In general, ParaGard is considered a safe and effective method of birth control for breastfeeding women. A copper-containing intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) can be used within 5 days of unprotected intercourse as an emergency contraceptive. However, when the time of ovulation can be estimated, the Cu-IUD can be inserted beyond 5 days after intercourse, if necessary, as long as the insertion does not occur >5 days after ovulation.

List of related literature:

Little to no known impact on lactation IUD Noncopper/ nonhormonal IUD Copper IUD: 7-10 yr IUD functions as a foreign body in the uterus, provoking hormonal changes that reduce the possibility of fertilization of the egg and implantation of an embryo.

“Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession” by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession
by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Full breastfeeding and breastfeeding continuation rates were similar with contraceptive hormonal use and the copper-only iUD reference group (Bahamondes et al., 2013).

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Increased vaginal bleeding is noted in some women using copper-containing IUDs, but vaginal bleeding is decreased in women using progesterone-containing IUDs.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

The effect of Implanon with breastfeeding has been studied in a nonrandomized group comparative study with copper IUD and Implanon.

“The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures” by E. J. Mayeaux
from The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures
by E. J. Mayeaux
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

The copper IUD may temporarily increase vaginal bleeding and menstrual pain.

“Kinn's The Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach” by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
from Kinn’s The Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach
by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Like the ParaGard, the Mirena IUD is a flexible plastic device shaped like a “T” but, rather than containing copper, it contains progestin, which as we already know usually blocks ovulation and thickens the woman’s cervical mucus.

“Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography” by Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Leon F. Bouvier
from Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography
by Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Leon F. Bouvier
Cambridge University Press, 2010

The effect of breast-feeding on performance of the copper T 380A IUDs was evaluated from data obtained from a large, multicenter, clinical trial in which the device was inserted into 559 breast-feeding women and 590 non–breast-feeding women, all of whom were at least 6 weeks postpartum.

“Comprehensive Gynecology” by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
from Comprehensive Gynecology
by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
Elsevier Mosby, 2012

Copper IUDs (ParaGuard) remain effective for up to 10 years; because these devices do not contain hormones, they do not cause changes in menstrual bleeding or other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

“Dubois' Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E-Book: Expert Consult Online” by Daniel Wallace, Bevra Hannahs Hahn
from Dubois’ Lupus Erythematosus and Related Syndromes E-Book: Expert Consult Online
by Daniel Wallace, Bevra Hannahs Hahn
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Use of a progesterone-releasing IUD was associated with a slight decrease in milk volume, compared with use ofa copper IUD (Kelsey, 1996), but this study has not been replicated.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Because the copper IUD is nonhormonal and the hormonal IUD and implant do not contain estrogen, their use is not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology” by Shlomo Melmed, MBChB, MACP, Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, P. Reed Larsen, MD, FRCP, Henry M. Kronenberg, MD
from Williams Textbook of Endocrinology
by Shlomo Melmed, MBChB, MACP, Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

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  • Hi. i have some concern i had the copper iud but i had it removed by gyno because i had bad extreme bad cramps and painful periods which i never ever expiernced. I had inserted after my second baby in ’11 the 1st and 2 year the best year. And after around august 2014 i notice i had bad cramps which i was like ok ill will be gone soon and then my cramps usually hurts for a day or two then my cramps lasted for a week until my period was gone anyway on march 31st my doctor said the iud moved and gyno said i need to remove asap. i havent had any intimacy with my husband at all and i know im not pregnany it been week and no periods is this is normal im getting the symptoms but no periods please help. Thanks

  • My strings got lost so i took it out.. i was scared it would migrate in my body and i would need surgery… scary feeling. I also had terrible cramps and i was depressed a lot… it’s a no from me

  • How much does yh cost… Ive just had it fitted but I live in the uk so it was free.. just wondering how much it cost in America’

  • I got it a week ago it wasn’t bad at first but the insertion was quick yet painful it felt like a strong poke up inside me and someone was manually giving me cramps. I’m sensitive when it comes to pain so I shredded some tears but I was also giggling because of how awkward/happy I was. Afterwards I just felt like I do when I get my period. Im happy I got it tho:) hope this helps.

  • Love your channel, you remind me so so much of Kendall Rae here on YT she does True Crime videos �� I feel like just yesterday you were at 1k and look at you grow! How exciting ��������

  • I got the Skyla IUD inserted last week at my 6 weeks postpartum and I like it but girl my sex drive has went up ridiculously ��������. But the process of getting it wasn’t bad

  • Best thing i used but very expensive, for 10 years since 2010, in 2020 it was changed to a new copper IUD that my husband payed for $1.100 dollars plus $240 for after exam and sonogram, 10 more years of wonderful sex with no babies.

  • I love your videos! You’re so real and honest! Is there any way you could make essentials video for each stage like 0-3 months, 3-6 months, etc.?

  • I’m a first time mom of a 4 weeks baby girl. Thanks for your videos, they’ve been such a guidance for me, specially to understand that everything me and baby are going through are normal. You touched on this on your favourites video, but can you do a video on how to dress a newborn? This sounds silly but it’s been where I’ve been struggling the most.

  • I honestly love that you’re a curvier momma. I love following you. I’m currently 36 weeks pregnant and it’s nice to have someone I can relate too for once!

  • Aww girl you look so beautiful!!! Loved this video, you look great! I’ve been so anxious about my body for when I have my little one, but I’m going to try and just let my body heal naturally and focus on my baby and not stress too much about losing the weight ASAP, even though summer is coming up and I’ll want to be back in my bikini �� ������ love the background in this video, that teal dresser is so cute!! ��keep up the great work on your uploads!!!:)