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Lactational Amenorrhea Method

Lactational Amenorrhea Method

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  • SoccerPlayerMom 07-29-12 | 11:18 AM
  • Did any of you ladies use LAM as a primary birth control method after birth? I've been trying to find a reliable method where I wouldn't have to take pills and this seem like an option.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 07-29-12 | 11:33 AM
  • Nursing worked well for me. I didn't discover this until we started TTC #2 when #1 was six months old. We tried for 7 months and got nowhere (but I'd gotten pregnant within 2 weeks of trying with #1).
     
    THEN--I weaned #1 at 13 months and POW!--I was pregnant with #2 at 14 months.
     
    I started to put 2-and-2 together.

    I nursed #2 until 18 months and was pregnant again at 19 months.

    So nursing seems to work for me. I point out that it works for me to because I know women who've had two babies within 12 months because they assumed it would work for them, too, but........
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 07-30-12 | 01:11 PM
  • I wouldn't trust it, but thats paranoid me.
  • SoccerPlayerMom 07-31-12 | 03:36 AM
  • Hmm. I also know women who were breastfeeding but got pregnant but I can't really ask about the intimate details in person. That's what the internet boards are for
     
    I've read that for it to work, you need to breastfeed on demand and exclusively. No bottles, no pumping. And lots of skin to skin contact.

    I guess it MIGHT work but if it's too big of a risk, it would be wiser to find another, more reliable method.
  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 08-01-12 | 08:17 PM
  • I nursed #1 a lot! She was exclusively breastfed until 6 months and then was a reluctant solids eater after that. I pumped at work, she wouldn't take ebm but I pumped anyway. I co-slept and she pretty much nursed all night long. When she was 11 months old I found out I was pg. I had never gotten my period.

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