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Effectiveness: 98% if used correctly
Breastfeeding is an efficient contraception method if you follow the key guidelines:
Breastfeed your baby every 4 hours during the day, and every 6 hours during the night.
Don’t feed your baby anything other than breastmilk.
Chance of pregnancy if you practice LAM correctly:
The first three months - about 0
3-6 months - less than 2%
After 6 months (if your periods have not yet returned) - about 6%
It requires dedication
It doesn’t prevent from STDs
Breastfeeding can be physically difficult
Sometimes it may hurt
It works only up to 6 months, once your period is back, you’re not protected from pregnancy
Minor side effects: low lubrication or breast discomfort.
Breastfeeding is safe as a birth control option granted you observe all the conditions for it to be effective.
If you don’t want to use breastfeeding as a contraception method, you’re free to choose any of the available hormonal birth control options 3 weeks after childbirth. It will not hurt you or your baby but discuss it with your ob-gyn first.