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A 33-year-old female asked:

How did i get pregnant while exclusively breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ovulation happens: Women who are breastfeeding can ovulate, but it is not predictable when the ovulation will start happening. It's just the way nature is.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get pregnant while breastfeeding?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Breast-feeding does prevent ovulation, and if you do not ovulate, you can't get pregnant...But not always! the issue with breast-feeding is the absence of menstrual periods, which can help women plot their cycles for birth control. Yep, one egg can sneak through, and bam -- lots of plans have to be reworked! contraception is a must during nursing: condoms, iuds, or other hormonal choices.
A member asked:

Can I get pregnant if I am still breastfeeding?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding can stop ovulation, but this is highly unreliable.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
once you cut down on the brest feeding to 1-3 times per day it is possible to ovulate and get pregnant before you would ever have a period, if you are breast feeding multiple times per day then that almost always should inhibit ovulation but you are still supposed to use birth control
Sep 26, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do if you can t get pregnant if breastfeeding?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Be patient: Breastfeeding can be looked at as your body giving itself a pit stop by delaying the pregnancy.

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