Q&A: Is breastfeeding a natural contraceptive?
I am 26 years old and 18 weeks pregnant with my first child. I am one of 7 children, because my mother conceived so easily, does that mean I should be careful after my baby is born and is breastfeeding a natural contraceptive?
Tina Otte answers:
Yes- there is a good chance that you take after your mother! Please know that although breastfeeding (no bottle feeds at all) does offer some protection it is not 100 percent reliable. As your baby grows and takes less milk from you, you 'cover' becomes less. Please discuss contraception options with your doctor and your partner.