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Research Examines Effect of Immediate Postpartum Use of DMPA in Breastfeeding Moms

06:01 EDT 27 Sep 2019 | Relias Media

While the contraceptive injection DMPA is a popular birth control option for many women, there is no definitive evidence on its immediate postpartum effect on breastfeeding. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded funding to Ohio State University researchers to evaluate the effects of immediate postpartum initiation of DMPA on breastfeeding and on long-term patterns of contraceptive use.

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