Your physician will discuss contraceptive measures with you prior to your release from the hospital. Birth control pills are usually started two weeks following the delivery. Continuous vaginal spotting may be anticipated throughout the first cycle of pills. It is encouraged to utilize back-up barrier methods until you have been on the pill for two weeks. Barrier methods such as condoms, foam, or suppositories may be used safely while breastfeeding. There is some disparity of opinion regarding the use of birth control pills while breastfeeding, and we encourage you to discuss this with your physician.