Twenty-nine breastfeeding women, with a mean age of 36.5 years, were fitted with an IUD, Nova T or Multi load 375, at an average time of 3,6 months after delivery. Insertion at this time was easy, without dilatation, pain or bleeding. During a follow up of 18 months, the IUD has to be discontinued in one woman (3,4%) because of excessive menstrual bleeding, at a time when she was no more fully breastfeeding. The continuation rate was 96,56%, as compared to only 82% for a general population of 216 women fitted with IUD at the same period after delivery and followed up for the same period of time. The IUD is in our opinion the birthspacing method of choice for breastfeeding mothers.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Intrauterine device, the birthspacing method of choice for breastfeeding mothers
|Number of pages
|Revue Francaise de Gynecologie et d'Obstetrique
|Published - 1992