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Doctor insights on: Contraception Methods For Breastfeeding Mothers

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Is it true that breastfeeding is a form of contraception?

Is it true that breastfeeding is a form of contraception?

Not dependable: While it is true that breastfeeding mothers may not ovulate for quite a while, it is not a dependable form of contraception. If exposed, a breastfeeding mother can also be pregnant again without ever having menses after her last baby. If trying to avoid pregnancy, do a little work, or be ready for another. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Is it true when you are breastfeeding it is already one form of contraception?

Is it true when you are breastfeeding it is already one form of contraception?

Possibly: Some women do not ovulate or have menses during breastfeeding. However, the process is not a dependable form of birth control if it matters to you. Ovulation still can and does occur and many who have thought this would protect them have had a second pregnancy while breast feeding. ...Read more

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3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

One of the worst: This is one of the least effective birth control methods with about a 20 % failure rate. If you do not want to be pregnant then schedule a visit to discuss all of the many effective contraction options you can choose from ...Read more

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Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

No: Collagen supplements have not been tested for safety when ingested by breastfeeding mothers. It is better to avoid these until you are no longer breastfeeding or until safety data can be well established. ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: the benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx ...Read more

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Fluids and diet: Effective for doing what? If you're question is how do you produce more milk, you need to drink lots of fluid. But good milk comes from eating a well balanced diet. So you need to do both eat and get plenty of fluids ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more