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Does immediate postpartum LNG-IUD insertion negatively affect breastfeeding outcomes?

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  • Immediate postpartum placement of an LNG-IUD does not negatively affect breastfeeding
  • Immediate postpartum placement of an LNG-IUD may be a reasonable and appropriate option for patient populations that are not compliant with postpartum visits or for patients at high risk for short-interval pregnancies


 

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Citation: Turok DK, Leeman L, Sanders JN, et al. Immediate postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion and breast-feeding outcomes: a noninferiority randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;217(6):665.e1–665.e8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.08.003

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