Ella-One and breast-feeding

This guideline notes that the advice for using this form of emergency contraception whilst breastfeeding has changed. Women should not breastfeed for 5 days after taking Ella-One. They should express and discard milk in that time to maintain production. Alternatives are Levonelle (with no breast-feeding restriction) and the copper coil (which can be used from 4 weeks postpartum).

Louise Hudman

I'm a freelance GP locum in Winchester & Southampton locum chambers, and Pallant Medical Chambers Clinical Guidelines Lead Partner.

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