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Pregnant two months after having baby?

Has anyone gotten pregnant two months after having there baby, while breastfeeding?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A good friend of mine did. I also got pregnant while nursing, although my daughter was 11 months old.

    Answer by Marwill at 1:28 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Yes our friends wife did. Her kids are 11 months apart. Breastfeeding isn't always a good form of birth control as its not a guarantee.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 1:28 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • It can happen...but remember that your hormones are still raging after having a baby and if you test it's likely you'll still have a positive. I tested at 8 weeks PP and it came back positive. I was never pregnant either.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:28 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • My exboyfriend was an irish twin-- he and his older sis were only 10.5 months apart, so his mom get pregnant 1.5 months after giving birth. She said it was pretty tough physically, and they got a lot of teasing about it (all good natured), too. So yeah, it can happen.

    Answer by Busimommi at 1:39 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • I didn't but I could have... I got my period after 6 weeks while exclusively breastfeeding. I conceived (planned) at 7 months post-partum.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • I have a neighbor that her grandson's wife got pregnant after having a baby 2 months before. She wasn't breastfeeding they just didn't wait 6 weeks to have sex.

    Answer by baby1love at 2:02 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • There are 11 months between two of mine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding in the first 6 months before you get your period significantly reduces your chances of pregnancy. But it's still possible and going outside of any of those rules increases your chances.

    Answer by jus1jess at 2:55 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • breastfeeding is NOT birth control. It helps, but is less effective than the pill. As soon as you stop bleeding post partum, you can get pregnant.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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