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You can get pregnant while breastfeeding

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Breastfeeding has a host of great benefits for moms, but don’t rely on breastfeeding or the absence of your period for birth control, or… surprise!  Breastfeeding may decrease the odds of becoming pregnant by delaying the return of a woman’s menstrual period.  Contrary to popular myth, however, it does not prevent pregnancy, even if the mother is not menstruating.  Many women ovulate before they see their period return.

If you want to be certain not to conceive again until you and your partner are ready for another child, speak with your health care provider about when to return to using contraception.  By the way, oral contraceptives containing estrogen may decrease milk production for some women.  If you think that might be a problem for your milk supply, discuss different birth control options with your provider.