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Breast Feeding?
by Anonymous
December 5, 2017 at 10:26 AM

is anyone using breast feeding as a form of birth control?  I know that it isn't 100%.  My mid wife says that it is more effective if you nurse frequently during the night.   Is this just an old wives tale?. My son is six months old and nurses every 2-3 hours during the day and 3-4 hours during the night.  I'm a SAHM so I can nurse on demand.  Any advice? 

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  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    December 5, 2017 at 12:05 PM
    I got knocked up while nursing.
  • jenn75
    by jenn75
    December 5, 2017 at 12:11 PM
    I think it does lessen your chances of becoming pregnant but not by much.
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    December 5, 2017 at 1:06 PM
    after 6 months, all bets are off with breastfeeding helping suppress ovulation. the general guidelines are baby under 6 months, nursing on demand all through the day and night, NO pacifiers or bottles EVER, and no solids.

    My babies nursed all through the night to 18 months. and I never got a period until after their second birthday. but I'm a rare one at the one extreme.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    December 5, 2017 at 1:47 PM


    Quoting Anonymous 2: I got knocked up while nursing.

    How old was your baby when you got pregnant?  Were you nursing several times at night?

  • Anonymous 4
    by Anonymous 4
    December 6, 2017 at 1:38 PM
    It can be used as a form, But isn’t 100%. I never got knocked up while BF but I know some who have.
  • donnag013
    December 6, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    I exclusively breastfed ALL DAY AND NIGHT LONG, I swear.. Had my first period 6 weeks after he was born, so I didn't chance it. Pretty sure I ovulated and everything

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    December 9, 2017 at 11:53 AM


    Quoting donnag013:

    I exclusively breastfed ALL DAY AND NIGHT LONG, I swear.. Had my first period 6 weeks after he was born, so I didn't chance it. Pretty sure I ovulated and everything  

    My baby is six months old, and I have not had a period yet so it's working for me right now.  It seems like I'm constantly breast feeding.  Any time or any place if he wants the breast, I let him nurse.  Sometimes, it seems like I breast feed every two hours during the night.  My friends say that I'm spoiling him.

  • midjet117
    December 9, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    its not a good form at all otherwise I think it would be more recommended. They say your period sometimes stops while you're breast feeding. Not mine. 

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    December 9, 2017 at 12:23 PM


    Quoting midjet117:

    its not a good form at all otherwise I think it would be more recommended. They say your period sometimes stops while you're breast feeding. Not mine. 

    My periods stop as long as I breast feed frequently....especially at night.

  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    December 9, 2017 at 5:14 PM
    the first year, the baby should be nursed on demand as long as you're able. Solids before one, just for fun. But like I said earlier, after 6 months, all bets are off. despite what others say, breastfeeding is great at preventing pregnancy, but very few people NEVER give a pacifier or bottle and very few people nurse on demand all night.

    Quoting Anonymous 1:

    Quoting donnag013:

    I exclusively breastfed ALL DAY AND NIGHT LONG, I swear.. Had my first period 6 weeks after he was born, so I didn't chance it. Pretty sure I ovulated and everything  

    My baby is six months old, and I have not had a period yet so it's working for me right now.  It seems like I'm constantly breast feeding.  Any time or any place if he wants the breast, I let him nurse.  Sometimes, it seems like I breast feed every two hours during the night.  My friends say that I'm spoiling him.

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