Did you get pregnant while breastfeeding? Did you avoid pregnancy with only breastfeeding as birth control? Have you ever TTC while breastfeeding? How did that go?
Answer by LeanneC at 4:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
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Answer by LeanneC at 5:19 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
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Answer by BradensMom1026 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
It CAN be a form of birth control, but you need to know "the rules" and limitations. I successfully used it as BC. if you can answer yes to the following three questions, your risk of pregnancy is less than two percent.
1. Is your infant less than six months old?
2. Are you amenorrheic, that is, are your menstrual periods absent?
3. Is your baby breastfeeding around the clock without receiving other foods, beverages or pacifiers?
Good info at The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:00 PM on Sep. 14, 2010
I did get pregnant while breastfeeding but my son was over a year old and we were trying :)
Breastfeeding can be used as a form of birth control but there are some rules (it's called ecological breastfeeding, by the way). Here is a link describing the rules:
Answer by YzmaRocks at 4:54 PM on Sep. 14, 2010