could i be pregnant?

Cleaver - posted on 01/24/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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i have a 3 month old fully breastfed baby who just started sleeping the night for the passed few nights ive started to get really sick where im about to throw up i know the chances are really low i just dont know how low

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Cleaver - posted on 01/26/2013

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thank you we just did get sick i am worried because its only right after supped not all the time

Lori - posted on 01/25/2013

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Exclusive breastfeeding (by itself) is 98-99.5% effective in preventing pregnancy as long as all of the following conditions are met:

Your baby is less than six months old
Your menstrual periods have not yet returned
Baby is breastfeeding on cue (both day & night), and gets nothing but breastmilk or only token amounts of other foods.

http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility/


You mentioned that your baby has started sleeping through the nights... that increases your chances of getting pregnant. If you read through the info on the KellyMom site, you'll get more info on this than you probably want. :)

Also.. keep in mind, it is cold and flu season. It's possible you've picked up a bug and you're fighting it off, but it's making you feel a little bit sick still.

And if you are sick, keep breastfeeding your baby, it will help to keep your LO healthy.

Shawnteria - posted on 01/25/2013

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Actually theyre not that low you could still ovulate while breastfeeding which will cause you to have a period after. You could have been ovulating and may have gotten pregnant. You should take a test. Because i exclusively breastfed for two months my son is three months now and i had my period this month as well. So even though you breastfeed you still gotta be careful.

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