Breastfeeding (Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)) reviews


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If you are breastfeeding exclusively day and night and your baby is under 6 months old, you are unlikely to have any periods or be ovulating. Because of this, some women use breastfeeding as a form of natural contraception, known as the lactational amenorrhea method.

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Breastfeeding (Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM))

How does the Breastfeeding (Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)) work?

This is a method that uses the hormonal changes that happen when you are breastfeeding as a natural form of contraception

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Fertility awareness methods (FAM)  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Breastfeeding (Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM))  

I loved using Natural Cycles as it let my body just be itself. It was very effective for four and a half years…until I unexpectedly got pregnant! I will fully admit though we would occasionally take risks on early red days, and we know where we went wrong the month I became pregnant (travelling with time and environment changes led to confusing temperature readings coupled with not using enough caution). The only downsides of NC for me were needing to be on a predictable routine for morning thermometer readings (may be challenging for those travelling a lot or on shift work) and we had to use condoms or abstain during ovulation - which is of course the peak time for when you want some action! Overall though I would recommend it and will probably resume using it once our sleep schedule normalises with our beloved new baby. Having been on the pill and using a copper iud for years, it’s just hard to beat having zero side effects and letting your body do its own thing.

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