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breastfeeding willow8 Portland, Oregon 265 posts
9th Jun '13

Are your chances less of getting pregnant if your breastfeeding?

Nikita Rowsell 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 1239 posts
10th Jun '13

*Less* likely, yes. But I've gotten pregnant 3 times while breastfeeding, so definitely not a guarantee.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
10th Jun '13

It depends. If you exclusively BF on demand and AF hasn't returned, it's not very likely you would get pregnant for the first six months postpartum. If you supplement with formula or give solids, it's more likely you will start ovulating. If you really don't want another baby, I wouldn't chance it.

willow8 Portland, Oregon 265 posts
10th Jun '13

My baby eats every 2 to 4 hrs. And she sleeps 4 to 6 hours at night, but im always feeding her whenever she wants it

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
10th Jun '13

Ahahaha I got pregnant EBF and from only ONE night.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting ♥Rach♥:" It depends. If you exclusively BF on demand and AF hasn't returned, it's not very likely you would ... [snip!] ... or give solids, it's more likely you will start ovulating. If you really don't want another baby, I wouldn't chance it."

This.

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28608 posts
status 10th Jun '13

Don't bet on it. I EBF and I didn't get my period until a year pp, and I still didn't take the chance of having unprotected sex.
My aunt didn't learn until her third kid. She had one in 90', 91' and her third in 92' because she believed she couldn't get pregnant while breastfeeding. :lol:

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting willow8:</b>" My baby eats every 2 to 4 hrs. And she sleeps 4 to 6 hours at night, but im always feeding her whenever she wants it"</blockquote>




Then it's unlikely. But never a sure bet.