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Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes,

Yes, absolutely.
You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, absolutely.
You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Birth control

Breast feeding is not a good form of birth control.
You can get pregnant even though your breast feeding.

In brief: Birth control

Breast feeding is not a good form of birth control.
You can get pregnant even though your breast feeding.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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