While it's true that breastfeeding shouldn't be relied as the sole form of birth control the mojority of women who exclusively breastfeed (no bottles, no pacifiers, no solid food) DO experience supressed ovulation for the first 6 months. Some women, like myself, don't ovulate until well after a year old.
It's nature's way of naturally spacing children. Any BF mom who's charted, like myself, can tell you that. Plus there are loads of science showing this.
PLEASE whoever is misinforming women on here...STOP!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy
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I nursed on demand and started solids at six months. I didn't get my period til 11 months and I nursed til 14 months. I was not using protection til I got my period back and then I only used rhythm. I did not get pregnant until I planned to, and when I did, I conceived on the first try. I too am not saying its a fool proof form of birth control, but if getting pregnant isn't the end of the world, I'd rather do it that way than be on BC.
Answer by Farrahann at 3:01 PM on Feb. 17, 2010
I'd like to know how WHO even knows. The majority of women are using birth control anyway!!!!
Answer by fluud7 at 3:02 PM on Feb. 17, 2010