can i get pregnant while im breastfeeding?

Simone - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i have a 9 week old baby girl, and me and my partner has started to have sex again. i have read, if ur feeding on demand and haven't had a period yet, you can't get pregnant. Is this true? please help, i dont no more kids. lol

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Simone - posted on 10/24/2009

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thanks. my doctor offered me the mini pill, but i don't want to be taking anything like that. i'm getting a copper coil fitted next friday, i just don't like the thought of hormones getting pumped into my system, so i'm getting that done. i'm just scared to get pregnant ago, so it looks like i need to be using something in the mean time. but thank you again lady's.

Haqiyfah - posted on 10/23/2009

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Hi,

I have heard that too, but the fact is you still can get pregnant if you are breastfeeding, I know a lot of moms that that has happened to. so watch out and good luck!!!

P.S. there is a birth control pill that you can take that would not decrease your production of milk, it is also safe for the baby. Maybe you would want to ask your doctor about it :)

Caralee - posted on 10/23/2009

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I think it depends on the person, that was my Mom's form of birth control and it worked well, all us kids were about two years apart. Supposedly if you are breastfeeding regularly, every 2-3 hours then your period won't come back until you stop. But mine came back when my daughter was 4 months old (and I didn't stop breastfeeding until she was 1) so I had to use something else.

Marilyn - posted on 10/23/2009

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Oh honey, you most certainly can get pregnant. You may ovulate, and catch an egg befor you have your first post pardem period. Get on either an IUD, progesterine only birth control, (the 'minipill', or the arm implant) or use a condom. I exclusively breastfed my son, and had my period right away, hence I ovulated. Nursing this little girl too, and aslo got my period right away.

Simone - posted on 10/23/2009

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thank you lady's. it's a good thing i'm getting my coil fitted next week. i'm not planning on having anymore kids, so i need to get something sorted.

Heidi - posted on 10/23/2009

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I got pregnant with my second child before I ever got my period back. My doctor had given me the mini pill to take about 6 weeks after I had my baby (because I was breastfeeding) but I got hives with it and had to get off it. So, I had used condoms, but not regularly....and I took a pregancy test about 10 months after I had my baby because I was feeling sick all the time and it came out positive.

Queenee - posted on 10/23/2009

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You can get pregnant because most times when you inform your doctor that your breastfeeding they will not put you on any form of birth control because it could be passed to the baby. So you can become pregnant and to prevent it as always you should use an alternate form of birth control..ie a condom. Eventually as time passes and the baby gets older you can ask your doctor for a low hormone birth control pill to aid in the prevention of another pregnancy so soon or until you are ready.

Morgan - posted on 10/23/2009

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Yes you can---I did. It depends if you are ovulating. I started again after my daughter was 5 months old, so at that point pregnancy was very possible. My mother-in-law, on the other hand, didn't have any periods while she was breastfeeding so that was her only form of birthcontrol and it worked with 6 kids!

Ashley - posted on 10/23/2009

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my cousin thought she couldnt get pregnant exclussively breastfeeding and when her first was 5 months she was pregnant with num 2!

Simone - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

I have read that you don't ovulate if you breastfeed all the time, but I have also read that is not a reliable method of birth control. It is still possible to get pregnant. So to be on the safe side I would use some other kind of method for birthcontrol



thanks, it's a good thing i'm getting my coil fitted next week.

Ashley - posted on 10/23/2009

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I have read that you don't ovulate if you breastfeed all the time, but I have also read that is not a reliable method of birth control. It is still possible to get pregnant. So to be on the safe side I would use some other kind of method for birthcontrol

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