Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding
If a woman chooses to continue feeding during pregnancy, and with the birth of a new baby is going to do it at the same time (in tandem), she must be confident not only in her abilities, but also rely on the help of the family.
When protection is in effect
If a young mother only breast-feeds her baby for the first 6 months after birth, lactation can be an excellent natural contraceptive. Doctors call this method of contraception “lactational amenorrhea” when a woman has no periods, and ovulation does not occur.
In order for the method to work 100%, the following conditions must be observed:
• a woman puts a baby to her breast on demand, at least 8 times a day, and the largest sleep break at night does not exceed 5 hours;
• the baby is not fed, it is not fed, and the parents do not use the dummy in order to reassure him;
• in a young mother, after 3 months of lactation, the menstrual cycle did not recover.
In some cases, ovulation can occur against the background of a lack of menstruation, therefore, 3 months after the birth of a child, you can use additional contraceptives that are allowed for hepatitis B.
Will HB prevent the development of a new pregnancy
If pregnancy does occur, the young mother experiences a whole gamut of complex feelings. What to do – do weaning a baby who is still so attached to her? And if you do not excommunicate, then how will this affect the development of a new, so weak and fragile, life inside my mother’s belly? To make the right decision, consult with an obstetrician whom you trust. It is advisable that the doctor understand the importance of breastfeeding for you and your baby.
If the pregnancy develops normally, lactation does not complicate the situation. It is important to remember that nature usually chooses to “protect” the weakest “link” in the chain, so the resources of the body of the pregnant and lactating mother will be distributed as follows: first, the baby gets the nutrients and energy in the mother’s stomach, secondly, the needs of the growing body of the baby are met, and already the rest will be left to the woman’s share. That is why a nursing mother, having become pregnant, should pay three times as much attention to her health, nutrition and relaxation!
HB during pregnancy
Sometimes the breasts of a nursing and pregnant mother become too sensitive. As a rule, the feeling of discomfort in it passes through a week or two without consequences for the developing baby.
Do not worry about the fact that an increased uterine tone may be associated with nipple irritation, because before the age of 34 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus does not respond to the hormone oxytocin, which is produced in response to their stimulation. The assertion that continued feeding after 34 weeks can cause premature birth is also not proven.
So a young mother can trust her feelings in this matter and rely on the opinion of a doctor with whom good contact has been established. If you need to interrupt the HB before the deadline, follow the recommendations.
If pregnancy occurs when the oldest child turns a year or about a year old, it makes sense to prepare for a smooth excommunication. Nature itself will help this process: in the middle of pregnancy, under the influence of hormones, the amount of milk will decrease, it will change the taste, and many babies in this situation themselves refuse to suck.
However, having decided to wean the baby from the chest, you should not rely entirely on nature. The child follows the mother, and if the woman doubts, the baby will confirm her insecurity by demonstrating a demonstration of dependence on the breast.
Some mothers, especially those whose babies are still too small for weaning at the time of birth, and women who plan to maintain breastfeeding for an older child up to 2 years old, decide to feed two babies at the same time (in tandem).
In this case, feeding continues until birth, is interrupted only during the stay of the mother in the hospital and resumes after returning with a new baby. This method has many advantages and disadvantages, but we will talk about them separately. A woman who chooses this path needs to be sure that the family will support her decision and will help.