Women who are breast-feeding their babies are unlikely to become pregnant in the first six months after delivery, as long as their menstrual periods have not resumed and they are not supplementing their breast milk with formula.

As soon as a woman has a menstrual period, begins supplementing her breast milk with formula or other foods, or her baby is older than 6 months, pregnancy becomes more likely and a non-hormonal birth control method should be used.

The non-hormonal birth control methods include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, spermicides, the copper IUD, vasectomy, tubal ligation and natural family planning.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.