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02 Oct 2006

breastfeeding as contraception
How effective is breastfeeding as contraception, relative to other forms of birth control? I am breastfeeding a 9 month old and have had periods now for 3 months. I have cervical mucus mid-month, does that mean I am ovulating?
We have been using condoms as additional protection, but had 2 oops sessions on days 11 and 15 of my cycle.
I am not terribly concerned about being pregnant again, but would prefer it to be later rather than now. If I am not pregnant now, should we be using a more effective method of birth control for now?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Breastfeeding is only about 60% effective compared to 99% with the Pill and injection. If you don't want to be pregnant, you should use more effective contraception.

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