Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tiny | 2011-03-03



Hi, my baby is 6 weeks am breastfeeding,is breastfeeding other form of contraceptive?

Expert's Reply



Breastfeeding is regarded as effective contraception, but is not completely effective. Most people know someone who relied on breastfeeding for contaception and this method was not effective.If you are breastfeeding and relying on this for contraception you must completely breastfeed your baby.

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Posted by: Tiny | 2011-03-05

thank you so much for all the infor

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Posted by: PUrple | 2011-03-04

Breastfeeding does suppress ovulation - but not in all women, so unless you are prepared to fall pregnant again soon, its not worth relying on.

The women who find breastfeeding most effective as a contraceptive are those who are truly demand feeding - as in they " wear"  their baby and instead of having feeds every few hours, baby just has little suckles whenever it feels like doing so. They don''t give any bottles, dummies, medicines to stop winds, cereal, formula, expressed milk or start solids before 6 months at the very earliest. By about 2 months after starting solids even these women are ovulating again and having periods.

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