Is the combined oral contraceptive pill safe to use by women who are breastfeeding? (UKMEC 2016)

Use of combined hormonal contraception (CHC) by women following childbirth

Based on breastfeeding status alone, CHC can be used by breastfeeding women safely after 6 weeks following childbirth (UKMEC 2 between 6 weeks and 6 months; UKMEC 1 from 6 months.

View the UKMEC.