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CONTRACEPTION

LACTATIONAL AMENORRHOEA METHOD

Is breastfeeding an effective contraception? Though research has proved that breastfeeding suppresses fertility, many women have experienced either themselves or other women becoming pregnant while breastfeeding Lactational amenorrhoea method is a temporary method of contraception.
Therefore, a lady must also use some other method of contraception while breastfeeding.
Contraceptive devices that can be used while breastfeeding are:

  • Barrier methods

  • Intrauterine devices

  • Injectables

  • Minipills

Avoid using Oral Contraception containing both estrogen and progesterone as the combination decreases breast milk production.
You are safe using only Lactational Amenorrhoea Method if all 3 requisites are met:

  • You havenít had menses since delivery.

  • You are exclusively breastfeeding. Link to Exclusive breastfeeding in Breastfeeding.

  • Not more than 6months have passed since your delivery.

Remember that once you start weaning the child, breastfeeding will not be enough to prevent pregnancy.

Failure Rate

3-15 % - conceive before the first post delivery menstruation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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