so i heard that if you breastfeed that it acts like a birth control? im wanting to bf anyway this would just b an extra benifit but i also know that its not impossible to get prego when you do bf i was jw if i should take any extra percautions after the baby is born like condoms or a birth control that you can do while bf?
Answer by layh41407 at 11:11 PM on May. 24, 2011
If you EXCLUSIVELY breastfeed with no bottles and no pacifiers you have a LESS THAN 2% chance of getting pregnant in the first 6 months as long as your period has not returned. After 6 months and if you are not following LAM rules before 6 months or if your AF returns then you can NOT rely on it for birth control.
I chart so I have been able to rely on breastfeeding for birth control for 14 months and 16 months respectively with my 2 children because I KNEW I was not ovulating since I was charting.
That being said you NEVER know when you are going to be in that 2% so breastfeeding should NOT be your sole source of birth control. It should be combined with charting or another form of birth control unless you do not mind the idea of the small possibility of another baby so soon!
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