Question by  Badass (26)

Is it possible to get pregnant while you are breastfeeding?


Answer by  Rose (6804)

While it is unlikely to get pregnant soon after giving birth if you are breastfeeding into your six to nine months after giving birth you are not protected. Some believe that you can not get pregnant while breast feeding, however there have been cases in which women have gotten pregnant.


Answer by  zenjen (37)

Yes, I know of several people who have. Also, you can become pregnant right at the end of your menstrual cycle, which I was 38 yrs old & didn't know you could ovulate then....but thank goodness for surprises b/c now I have another beautiful baby! Doctor told me you can also become preggers DURING your menstrual period..


Answer by  Binome (1975)

Yes. Yes you can, just as easily. Your body isn't significantly different on a hormonal level to affect the ability to get pregnant. Breastfeeding is NOT a contraceptive. The body needs a little bit of recovery time between pregnancies, but that's the only thing even remotely related to breastfeeding that will affect fertility.


Answer by  angela18 (26)

Yes! I know this from personal experience. I was nursing my son when I got pregnant with his brother. They are only 16 months apart in age. I kept nursing after I found out I was pregnant for another 3 months.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

It is possible to get pregnant while breast feeding if you have not breast fed exclusively. It is also common to get pregnant after the baby is six months old and has begun eating solid foods, decreasing their consumption of breast milk, and reducing how much your body is producing.

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