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Nursing toddler, staining on minipill

21 August, 2014

Question:

My baby is 16 months old and am still breastfeeding him three times a day, and am taking Cerazette (progesterone only pill). I have not had my period back and have never bled whilst taking the mini–pill. I noticed some pink and then brown discharge which went away after two days. Does this render me nida?


Answer:

Whether your discharge made you niddah depends on its nature.  For example, if you had staining on a colored undergarment or smaller in size than a gris (roughly the area of the Israeli shekel or American dime), then the discharge did not make you niddah.  For more information, please see our site's articles "Ketamim" and "Toilet Paper."  If your status is still unclear or if you have any follow up questions, please get back to us.

It is worth noting that many women begin to experience staining as the baby weans. Now might be a good time to check in with your physician about the possibility of switching to a combined estrogen-progesterone pill.  

Please don't hesitate to be back in touch.


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