Some new mothers wonder if they can get pregnant while breastfeeding. Most women who breastfeed full time don't get their periods. Under LAM guidelines, you are less than 2% likely to get pregnant.
Melanie Raposo: Hi everybody! I am Melanie Raposo, and welcome to Mommy's Minute. Many women wonder if they can get pregnant while breastfeeding. The same hormones that produce milk also suppress the release of reproductive hormones. Most women who breastfeed full-time don't get their periods, this is why lactation consultants have developed the LAM method. Under LAM guidelines, you are less than 2% likely to get pregnant. This is better birth control than most contraceptives on the market. Just remember that LAM is no longer effective once your period returns, or if you supplement your baby's milk supply with the bottle. For more information, visit ThePregnancyShow.com.