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If II am exclusively breast feeding/pumping and its only been 4 weeks after delivery, is it possible for me to get pregnant?

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Dr. David Reddell
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

As a pediatrician, I have encountered several moms who were still nursing a baby under 6 months, and were already pregnant again.
Definitely discuss birth control with your obstetrician as soon as possible.

In brief: Yes!

As a pediatrician, I have encountered several moms who were still nursing a baby under 6 months, and were already pregnant again.
Definitely discuss birth control with your obstetrician as soon as possible.
Dr. David Reddell
Dr. David Reddell
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Frequent breastfeeding causes hormonal changes which should suppress ovulation & prevent pregnancy.
Some backup contraception, such as using condoms, however, will help you be sure not to get pregnant before you plan to.

In brief: Not likely

Frequent breastfeeding causes hormonal changes which should suppress ovulation & prevent pregnancy.
Some backup contraception, such as using condoms, however, will help you be sure not to get pregnant before you plan to.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Some studies have shown return of ovulation within 28 days of exclusive breastfeeding, so it is not a good method of contraception.
There are many methods that are safe with nursing, especially after 6 weeks. Besides barrier methods of condoms and spermicides which are safe no matter how far out from delivery, but less effective, Progesterone only pills, shots, and iud's are fine.

In brief: Possible

Some studies have shown return of ovulation within 28 days of exclusive breastfeeding, so it is not a good method of contraception.
There are many methods that are safe with nursing, especially after 6 weeks. Besides barrier methods of condoms and spermicides which are safe no matter how far out from delivery, but less effective, Progesterone only pills, shots, and iud's are fine.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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