When I was on the mini pill after my first dd, I did not get a period for almost a year. For the most part I was fine on it, but do feel that I got more migraines while on it than I normally get. If you aren't prone to them, than you probably won't have any problems. I chose not to go on it this time around, we are trying the condom route. We will see how long that lasts, lol! Congrats on your new baby! Mine is already 4 months old...time just flies by!
Oh, and I don't know about the food thing with breastfeeding...neither of my girls seemed bothered by anything I ate. Hopefully Andi or someone will be able to help! Could it be a dairy thing?
my lc told me it is actually unlikely that something mom eats affects the baby very much. i think it's about 2 hrs after eating that something shows up in milk. the only thing my lc suggested i try to eliminate was dairy to see if that helped. but even that she didn't really push for. she said i could try it if i really wanted, but chances are it's just because the digestive tract is immature at that point. personally, the only thing i suspected upset dd was garlic.
as for the minipill- i have the prescription but haven't filled it yet. we're afraid it's going to further diminish my practically non-existent sex drive.
We went the condom route last time...dh has issues w/ them...that is why I wanted to try the mini pill. I just filled my Rx for them this past weekend, but have yet to start taking them...I am a little afraid to, i wasn't sure about the period thing. I filled on;y one dose last time, then stopped after a few days. I was having really bad problems w/ my skin after my first dd, and suspected the mini pill was not helping..so I did not continue taking them. Thank you both for your experiences!
My, you have your hands full! I can only reply to the first part: my son was a no-cry-baby in general with exception of week 5 and 6. During these weeks I had an exceptional craving for dairy products, especially yoghurt. And when I ate that in the a.m., the latest aound the 5 p.m. feeding he would cry in pain. I radically reduced my own dairy intake and he was fine. For a short while I thought it was onions and green peppers in my diet that upset him but it was the dairy products. Good luck in finding out. And the pill, mini or else, I know nothing about. I hear it has the least amount of estrogen but I can imagine that any pill will play rollercoaster with your postpregnancy hormones. Hope you get some more answers.
My dd is 10 weeks old and she was spitting up, crying etc. when she would eat at times. She has a classic case of reflux. I went to a GI and he had me stop dairy and eggs. i was off of other foods like shellfish, peanuts and soy ( I do not eat). I can tell you it has made a small difference but she is also on baby prevacid so that may have something to do with it.