So, I've been exclusively breastfeeding for a month and two weeks and plan on continuing to do so six months to a year AT LEAST. That being said, my husband and I want to be sure that we do not get pregnant. My gynecologist put me on a progesterone only birth control pill and warned me that I could have spotting. I did, in fact, get spotting today, five days after starting to take it. My question is this.... will I get a period at the end of the pack or not? I know typically a breastfeeding woman doesn't get a period, but since I'm taking the pill will that alter that cycle?
Lastly, I did some research and progesterone only pills seem relatively safe while breastfeeding because only a tiny amount gets into the baby. It doesn't harm milk production. Has anyone heard anything differently? I'm pretty cautious about what gets into the baby and want to know if there are other concerns out there.
As a heads up, the insurance company wants me on birth control because we want to have our tubes tied and they want to be sure I'm not pregnant when they do it. That's why I haven't considered other alternatives like condoms.