I have read in several books that women have a very low percent chance of becoming pregnant while breastfeeding after birth. The process can suppress ovulation in MOST women.
Anyone know about this and agree/disagree?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on May. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by naturepeace at 10:17 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by calliesmommie at 10:18 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 10:20 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by babygirl9304627 at 10:25 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by jus1jess at 10:38 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 10:38 PM on May. 30, 2009
Yes, and no as well. It depends on your situation and how you breastfeed.
If you practice ecological breastfeeding (described at that site) your chance of conception in the first three months is practically zero, and then "less than 2% between 3 and 6 months, and about 6% after 6 months (assuming mom's menstrual periods have not yet returned)" I have many friends who have relied on breastfeeding who did not conceive - who actually couldn't have if they wanted to, in that first year! - and one who did unintentionally become pregnant when her baby was about 2 mos old. However, her period had returned at that point, so the "rules" of LAM no longer applied to her. Good luck!
Answer by Collinsky at 11:09 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by Collinsky at 11:11 PM on May. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on May. 30, 2009
I breast fed my first child and when she was 3 1/2 months old I thought I had food poisoning. Nope, I was pregnant with my 2nd baby! I knew I could get pregnant even though I breast fed. We were not careful one time and I was pregnant again. It turned out to be a blessing and I wouldn't change it now for anything in the world.
Answer by plumdelightful at 11:36 PM on May. 30, 2009