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i would use BFing as a form of BC if I really wasnt ok with having a baby again soon. It doesnt stop ovulation in all women and its really impossible to predict if Bfing will keep ovulation away or not
Popping in from the Feb '13 PR. EBF works ONLY if you are maintaining a strict nursing on demand schedule (like feeding on demand every 2 hours and keeping it that, not going for 3-4 hour stretches) and only nursing- No pumping, no supplementing with formula/cereal etc. As soon as you start pumping or your baby changes nursing schedules it can clue your body in that you don't need as much milk so the body can focus on other things like ovulation rather than using all it's extra energy to produce milk. Just remember in the case of humans, the egg comes before the chicken. even though you may not have got your first period after baby doesn't mean that an egg hasn't been released. I would be extremely careful and not rely on it for a method of birth control.
Baby Girl expected 2.12.13!
Annie :wife to JJ and mommy to Riley
missing our Feb. 2012
Lurking from June DDC. Nursing is not 100% effective as a birth control. Even EBF isn't perfect. If you want to use EBF as birth control you need to do it in conjunction with other natural family planning methods such as ovulation tracking. Also, some women have post-partum bleeding, stop for a week, and then have an actual period.
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!
Lurking from June '13. BF worked for me.. My son was a 17 months before my period ever came back. I did end up pregnant shortly there after. But during the 17 months prior, I did not worry about BC. I nursed on demand (no schedule), no solids tell 11 months old.
This time, I will go on BC. I think I just lucked out haha..
Sami, married to Joe, mama to Debra (9), Kaydence (7), Nolan (2) and Jarek born 6/26/2013, unassisted at home