A 39-year-old member asked:
Can i get pregnant while i'm breastfeeding?
4 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes, but...: Breastfeeding "birth control" is called lactational amenorrheal. In order for breastfeeding to be a form of birth control, your baby must be under 6 months of age, your should not have had your first period since your delivery yet, and you need to breastfeed every 3 hours during the day and no more than 4 at night, exclusively. That's a lot of conditions, but it is effective when they are met.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Breast feeding may suppress the process but does not prevent you from ovulating. If you ovulate & have unprotected intercourse you may get pregnant.
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Pediatrics 38 years experience
Possible: Yes, you can get pregnant while breastfeeding. Although breast feeding may inhibit your menstrual periods for a while after you deliver, it is definitely not a reliable method of birth control. If you don't want to get pregnant at this time, talk with your doctor about birth control.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2017
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