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24 November 2003

Menstrual cycle and conception

If you are breastfeeding, you may not menstruate for a couple of months.

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If breastfeeding exclusively, the mother may not menstruate for a couple of months. If this is not the case, four to six weeks after delivery, the mother may start menstruating again.

It is possible to ovulate and become pregnant before menstruating begins, especially when breastfeeding is reduced or the infant starts solids and takes less feeds.

Contraceptive precautions are available for breastfeeding moms and advice can be given by a health professional.

 
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