Can I Breastfeed If I Take The Abortion Pill?

Certain women struggle with an unplanned pregnancy while they are already having a small baby. In this case, women are breastfeeding so they have a concern, whether to breastfeed the baby while having an abortion pill. So in this blog, we will study on taking an abortion pill while breastfeeding. 

What is the abortion pill and how to intake it?

The abortion pill is a familiar name for a Medicine called Mifepristone and Cytolog. It is the Mifepristone abortion pill you take to end your pregnancy and the Cytolog pill begins the abortion process. Pregnancy requires hormones called progesterone to develop. However, Mifepristone inhibits the body’s own progesterone leading to the pregnancy end and Cytolog helps to discharge the pregnancy. Both medicines are available in combination with a kit called MTP Kit. You can easily buy MTP Kit online.  

Can you breastfeed after consuming the abortion pill?

No, you cannot breastfeed after consuming the abortion pills as both the pills can pass into your breast in smaller portions after you administer the pills. These particles can mix into the milk and can pass to your baby while breastfeeding. It can cause problems for your baby so it is advised to notify your medicinal practitioner if you are a breastfeeding mother. He may guide you with the best option. 

Or else, you can also do one thing before taking the abortion pills you can remove the milk with the help of a breast pump and then feed the baby during the process. Once, the process is completed you can start with the breastfeeding again.

How to take the abortion pill?

First, you have to take the Mifepristone pill orally, then you have to take the second pill Misoprostol. It can be consumed in 2 ways i.e buccally or vaginally.

What are the advantages of the MTP Kit?

Using both the pills is effective and safe. Research has found out that if both the pills are taken in the early gestation period then it works about 98-99% out of 100%. Early gestation means fertility in the first 9 weeks i.e (63 days).

What are the side effects of the abortion pill?

The side effects of the abortion pill do not stay for a longer period, they generally need no treatment unless it’s very serious. Cramping is very common and it can be worse than expected. Milder cramps may stay for a day or two and bleeding may start soon after taking Misoprostol. The bleeding may become severe soon and it may continue for a few days. Bleeding or spotting may continue for 3-4 weeks after the abortion process. 

Some other common side-effects include dizziness, tiredness, headache, vomiting, back pain, diarrhea, nausea, fever (having a body temperature of 99-100 degrees is common) but it should go away in a short time. 

Some symptoms may lighten up after 3-4 days, and some may usually stop within 1-2 weeks.

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