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.

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