Yes, you can become pregnant even if you have not had your menstrual period since your baby was born. If you are breastfeeding it may take several months for your menstrual periods to start again. You may become pregnant before your first period if you are not using birth control.
Birth control methods that use hormones, such as 'the pill', 'the patch' or Depo-Provera may decrease your milk supply. Condoms, spermicidal jelly and diaphragms will not affect breastfeeding.
The Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is another kind of birth control.
Please read the following very carefully if you plan to prevent a pregnancy using this method.
You must be able to say 'Yes' to all of the following statements to prevent a pregnancy using LAM:
If you answer 'Yes' to all of these statements, you have only a 1 to 2% chance of getting pregnant.
If you answer 'No' to any of these statements, you will need to use another birth control method.
For more information about birth control while breastfeeding speak to: