Side Effects After KB Injection In Nursing Mothers?

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Morning, my child’s Doc is 1 year old and weighs 7 kg. Before KB the child continues to rise. But after KB, the desire to suckle is reduced. Why yes? I inject KB every 3 months. What KB should be suitable for nursing mothers?

1 Answer:

Hello Febicha, Thank you for the question.

Breastfeeding mothers do have to choose the right contraception so that milk production is not interrupted. The selection of contraceptives recommended is a hormonal contraceptive / KB that contains the hormone progestin alone, without estrogen. The use of birth control that contains estrogen can inhibit the production of breast milk, especially during the first six months. The contraceptives that you can use are progestin-only birth control pills, 3-month KB injections, birth control implants, or intrauterine devices (IUDs). Thus, if you use 3-month KB injections, then this contraceptive is already suitable for those of you who are still breastfeeding your child. The reduced desire to breastfeed a child should be explored further if this is caused by certain health problems in your child or a problem with your breasts. Health problems in children that can cause decreased desire to breastfeed for example children are experiencing tooth growth, experiencing thrush, are experiencing infection (which causes decreased appetite and drinking), while problems in the breast such as infection in the breast or reduced milk production.

The normal weight range for one-year-old children is 8.6 - 10.8 kg for boys and 7.9 - 10.2 kg for girls. Your child's weight is below normal. Have you ever checked your child's condition with a pediatrician? How is your child's food consumption? Interference with food and drink intake can make it difficult for your child to gain weight. But other causes need to be considered if the child has difficulty gaining weight such as cow's milk allergy (if your child also consumes formula milk), Celiac disease, stomach acid reflux, intestinal infections, thyroid hormone disorders, congenital heart disease, and others.

You should consult with a pediatrician first so that the doctor can carry out further examinations on your child after further questioning on you to find out your child's condition. After knowing the cause, the doctor will determine the next treatment.

In the meantime, please try to keep your child's food and drink intake as much as possible. Watch for other symptoms experienced by your child and discuss this with your doctor.

Hopefully this information is useful.

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