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joyous 10-02-2011 06:19 PM

Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
When DD was about 8 weeks, we started using the mini-pill, but I've since stopped taking it (DD is now 5 months). I read about the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) and decided to do that instead. Sometimes we use condoms, sometimes not.
Anyway, I still meet all 3 criteria for LAM
1. DD is under 6 months
2. No return of AF
3. Exclusive breast feeding (no solids or formula, bottle maybe once a week or less)

But I'm still SO NERVOUS i'll get pregnant. I keep thinking I'm having first trimester pregnancy symptoms, but I think I'm just sleep deprived.

Anyway, has anyone gotten pregnant while still meeting these 3 criteria? Am i safe for another month?? i hope so!!

meg321 10-03-2011 05:06 AM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
I got pregnant when DD was 6 months...I didn't know I was pregnant since I was EBF (I had gotten AF back when she was 3 months). The only reason I suspected I was pregnant was that I didn't have any milk at all! Good luck!

hippieintraining 10-05-2011 11:45 PM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
DS was 7m to the day when I ovulated. He wasn't taking solids and was nursing every 2 hours (at least) around the clock. I DO know women who have gotten pregnant before the 6 months, even with the 'rules'. Everyone is different, so it's hard to say...

DD is amost 6m and I've already taken 4 tests... out of paranoia!!!!

Lisathena 10-06-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
Well i have irish twins ;) So YES i got PG while EBF my daughter at 3 months old so she was still nursing thru the night....and now that i am tandem nursing the 2 i still got a period back at 7 i could very easily get PG again... i think i just ovulate no matter many nurslings i have!!!

tasundance 10-06-2011 06:29 PM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
I did with #5. My youngest was still ebf around the clock and only 5 months old. I found out at 5 weeks when I thought I had the flu.

tasundance 10-06-2011 06:31 PM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
I do have to say though that IMO the success rate of LAM is higher than that of condom use.

joyous 10-06-2011 07:42 PM

Re: Anyone gotten pregnant while ebf??
This is making me so nervous! We need to be more careful for sure :)

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