Conceiving while breastfeeding

Lily - posted on 03/22/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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So my son is ten weeks old and he's on nothing but breast milk. I haven't gotten my period yet and I've had unprotected sex on the day my doctor cleared me and every other night since. I read that breast feeding is a form of birth control. Is it possible that I could be pregnant? Has anyone been in this situation?

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Stephanie - posted on 03/23/2015

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Yes! I got pregnant while breast feeding! We were trying to get pregnant as well! I hope you are pregnant since that's what you want! Keep us posted

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/23/2015

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Yes, everyone who has bought that old myth about breastfeeding and birth control.

Good luck with your 'irish twins' ;-)

Lily - posted on 03/23/2015

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Thx ladies! I want to be pregnant if I am. That is the plan because I had to do fertility shots and my husband and I really didn't want to have to go through that again. I just read the that may stop me from conceiving and I didn't want that at all. Thx for the info!

Chana - posted on 03/23/2015

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My youngest is a beautiful, living proof that breast feeding is not a form of birth control! Love her dearly and can't imagine my life without her but I was breast feeding and on birth control pills when I got pregnant with her. So yes it is VERY possible that you are pregnant.

Michelle - posted on 03/23/2015

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I suggest that if you don't want another baby yet, use a RELIABLE form of BC!!!! Breast feeding is NOT a form of BC.
You can also ovulate before you get your period. Please use something else.

Jodi - posted on 03/22/2015

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Breastfeeding is not a form of birth control. Yes, your risk of getting pregnant if you exclusively breastfeed is reduced, but only in certain conditions. For example, if your infant is sleeping 4 or 5 hours or more at night.....you may be at risk. Also, it doesn't work for everyone. I definitely wouldn't describe it as a form of birth control. I would more describe it as potentially decreasing your risk of getting pregnant.

Could you be pregnant? Yes, you could be. You really wouldn't know without taking a test. It is possible that you have ovulated and didn't know it.

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