Is Desogestrel compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Desogestrel?


July 2, 2015 (Very Low Risk)

Desogestrel (Progestogen-only contraceptive pill) that does not alter quality or composition of breast milk.

Excretion into breast milk is non-significant, with no harmful effects on breastfed infants from treated mother reported.

Within the first 6 weeks after birth, non-hormonal contraceptive methods are preferred.


We do not have alternatives for Desogestrel since it is relatively safe.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.


  • Δεσογεστρέλη (Greek)
  • ديسوجاسترال (Arabic)
  • Дезогестрел (Cyrillic)
  • 去氧孕烯 (Chinese)
  • デソゲストレル (Japanese)
  • C22 H30 O (Molecular formula)


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