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Could I be pregnant while breastfeeding

October 3, 2022

YES ! is the answer, it is possible to get pregnant any time from about three weeks after giving birth even if you haven't had a period.        

As ovulation occurs before periods so you can get pregnant before getting your first period.      

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The hormone Prolactin and oxytocin are responsible for milk production and the LET DOWN REFLEX . Increased levels of these hormones which occurs when the mother is EXCLUSIVELY BREAST FEEDING thus  raised levels of these hormones will stop ovulation and decrease the fertility stop menstruation from happening leading to LACTATION AMENORRHEA ( no ovulation no pregnancy)

As most of feeding mothers are working and have a busy life style juggling between office work , home chores and breastfeeding . Most the feeding mothers start supplementing with formula feeds and are not able to exclusively breast feed that is EVERY 2 To 4 HRS IN THE  DAY AND EVERY 4 TO 6 HRS IN THE NIGHT. As a result hormone levels start to fall and ovulation occurs leading to pregnancy and failure of lactational amenorrhea method      

Sign of pregnancy while breastfeeding like excessive thirst, fatigue, reduced milk production, menstrual like cramps in the lower abdomen, increased hunger, tender and painful breast can be confused with lactational changes faced by feeding mothers.      

So in case the feeding mother wants to avoid pregnancy it is best speak to your gynecologist and add some method of contraception which not hamper the breast milk production so that feeding can be easily continued without the fear of pregnancy.

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