I did! I was only breastfeeding my then 6 month old daughter and I got pregnant. Plus I was on the pill and using condoms 90% of the time. I had never heard of BF helping to prevent pregnancy before cafemom and I have seen it on here multiple times. What's the truth behind all of this?Answer Question
Answer by coala at 7:55 PM on May. 18, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on May. 18, 2010
There's a NFP method called ecological breastfeeding. It's my understanding that it's 98-99% effective in avoiding pregnancy if these 3 conditions are met 1) Baby is LESS then 6 months old 2) menstrual cycle has NOT returned and 3) baby is ONLY breastfeed. If those 3 conditions are NOT met then it becomes less and less effective in avoiding pregnancy. SOME people have had success in spacing children up to 2 years with this form of NFP. However, I doubt it is the only form they used. They most likely use it WITH Systematic NFP.
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 10:36 PM on May. 18, 2010