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Do I still need to take birth control if I am breastfeeding?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe

When you are exclusively breast-feeding in the first 6 months- no supplemental feedings ( of formula or food), feeding every 4 hours, and before your period returns, lactation/ breast feeding can be effective for birth control if used consistently.
If you are not following these rules, using birth control is a good idea.

In brief: Maybe

When you are exclusively breast-feeding in the first 6 months- no supplemental feedings ( of formula or food), feeding every 4 hours, and before your period returns, lactation/ breast feeding can be effective for birth control if used consistently.
If you are not following these rules, using birth control is a good idea.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Breast feeding is not birth control.

In brief: Yes

Breast feeding is not birth control.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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