... breastfeeding my baby is 9 weeks old. I'm kind of worried it will make my milk supply slow down?
Irregular bleeding, especially when first starting, is perfectly normal. It is a pretty common side effect. Did you tell your physician that you are breastfeeding before they did the implant? If so, it is okay. Yes, hormones may initially slow milk production slightly (or it may not at all or at least not enough to notice) but as your baby suckles it should stimulate it to pick up again. Put your baby to the breast as often as you need to even every half hour or hour. Try to avoid the temptation to supplement her feeding with formula because this will make her suck less and the less she sucks the less milk you will have. The constant stimulation will be what brings more milk in. She may be a little cranky for a few days but then your milk production should pick back up. Hang in there-more than likely not much will happen but I have seen some birth control methods slow down milk production some but usually it is pretty insignificant.
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