Breastfeeding Prevents Pregnancy?
Hello … I am still breastfeeding and my child is 11 months old … I really do not use KB etc … My menstruation is smooth, My question is it true even though menstruation is regular and still breastfeeding a little chance of pregnancy?
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Breastfeeding especially for infants aged 0-6 months in theory can prevent the possibility of pregnancy as much as 98% (this method is called Lactational Amenorrhea Method / LAM). This is because breastfeeding will stimulate an increase in the hormone prolactin, where this hormone is suppressing estrogen. A small amount of estrogen will prevent ovulation (release of eggs), so pregnancy can be prevented. Statistically, the likelihood of becoming pregnant with an active breastfeeding mother over 6 months is 6% (assuming the menstrual cycle is not regular). The average time needed for menstruation to return to normal is 14.6 months after giving birth.
If the menstrual cycle of the mother has returned regularly, the effectiveness of breastfeeding in preventing pregnancy is greatly reduced.
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