Implant & breastfeeding


#1

What I want to know is if I’m breastfeeding can the implant still cause me to bleed?

Implant in when baby was 2weeks 1dsy stopped bleeding compleatlybat 3 weeks bleeding again by week 4.


#2

Hello @Cee_Tee

Yes the implant can still cause bleeding in breastfeeding women. One study found that 19% of women who had their implant inserted immediately after childbirth and 20% of women who had their implant fitted more than 12 weeks after childbirth or unrelated to childbirth requested removal because of irregular bleeding.

As always with irregular bleeding it is worth checking that there are no other causes such as infection and that you are up to date with your smears.

Many thanks

Paula