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Title: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: youngmom@20 on June 19, 2009, 05:54:41 am
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Here are 2 articles from Smart Parenting
Can breastfeeding prevent pregnancy?
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/can-breastfeeding-prevent-pregnancy (http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/can-breastfeeding-prevent-pregnancy)

11 of the Safest Birth Control Options for Breastfeeding Moms
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-friendly-birth-control-options-a00041-20170929


Has anyone tried breastfeeding as a form of birth control method? May nabasa kase akong thread dito na breastfeeding is considered as a birth control.. I am currently breastfeeding my 2-month-old child and until now, hindi pa rin ako dinadatnan ng period ko.. eh, nagkaroon na kami ng contact ni hubby on my 6th week post partum. Though hindi pa ko nag PT, feeling ko naman hindi ako pregnant, kase normal lang daw na matagal ulet magkaperiod pag nabbreastfeed.. Done some research and here are the criteria para safe ka from getting pregnant if you are breastfeeding:

-Breastfeeding must be the infant’s only (or almost only) source of nutrition. Feeding formula, pumping instead of nursing[2], and feeding solids all reduce the effectiveness of LAM.

-The infant must breastfeed at least every four hours during the day and at least every six hours at night.
-The infant must be less than six months old.

-The mother must not have had a period after 56 days post-partum (when determining fertility, bleeding prior to 56 days post-partum can be ignored).

kaso po I failed one of the criteria, nagbbottlefed din kase si Kashmir since Im a working mom, I work night time so daytime ko lang po sya napapadede.. confident na po sana ako sa natural method na yan kaso yun nga, hindi full time yung pagbbreastfeed niya..
now, balik po sa question ko, has anyone tried this natural method? can anyone attest if it's really effective?

Thanks mga mommies :)

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Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: ilovegabe on June 19, 2009, 10:54:22 am
Mommy its not effective na kasi nga you failed the first and most important criteria, look for another birth control method na  :)

I did not try it, but im a nurse-midwife and sa mga interviews with mommies na ganun ang ginawa, "puro akala ko kasi pwede"  ;), its not efective  :) and they're back after 10 mos  :D
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: soumy01 on June 19, 2009, 10:57:54 am
oo nga kasi yung neighbor namin "akala rin" , ayun next week due date na niya, eh kaka one year old lang nung 1st baby niya.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: ilovegabe on June 19, 2009, 11:33:19 am
^ buti nga mommy nag 1 na e  :)
Yung iba mag bibirthday palang yung baby nila  ;D
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: soumy01 on June 19, 2009, 11:40:52 am
ay ang hirap naman non sis ,isa pa nga lang bebeko nangangayat na ako.

pwedeng sabay ang birthday ng 1st saka binyag ng 2nd baby.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: youngmom@20 on June 19, 2009, 09:15:12 pm
Mommy its not effective na kasi nga you failed the first and most important criteria, look for another birth control method na  :)

I did not try it, but im a nurse-midwife and sa mga interviews with mommies na ganun ang ginawa, "puro akala ko kasi pwede"  ;), its not efective  :) and they're back after 10 mos  :D

ganun po ba? sige po I'll consult my OB na lang kung ano puwede for me.. actually bumili na po ako ng nordette 3 weeks ago.. yun kase nirecommend nung friend ko kaso ayun nga.. di ko pa mainom kase di pa ko nagkakaperiod since my post partum.. haii.. may possibility po ba na magconceive kahit hindi pa nagkakaperiod after manganak? :(

Thanks po sa mga advise.. :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: ilovegabe on June 19, 2009, 10:57:04 pm
yes mommy may possibility, it could be hindi ka na nagkaperiod kasi your already pregnant na. Consult your OB agad  :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: youngmom@20 on June 20, 2009, 12:16:42 am
yes mommy may possibility, it could be hindi ka na nagkaperiod kasi your already pregnant na. Consult your OB agad  :)

oh nose.. :o sana po hindi pa naman.. 2 months pa lang bebe ko.. sige po mommy..thanks talaga sa advise :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: mych on July 07, 2009, 02:41:59 pm
yah..di karin ganun kasure sa breastfeeding..although matagal ako dinatnan..1 yr and 1 month bago ko nagkaroon..sobrang praning praning ako lagi baka buntis ako..negative naman lagi yung test...tawa tuloy ng tawa c hubby...
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: toppe68 on April 04, 2011, 05:10:07 pm
Hi.... mbubuntis ba asawa ko kpag mag  love  making kami kahit full Breastfeeding po siya sa baby namin 7 month?
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: honey-ecclaire on April 04, 2011, 05:18:21 pm
oo pwede mabuntis ulit ang misis mo eventhough she's Exclusive breastfeeding.....
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: ryuu on April 04, 2011, 05:39:19 pm
yep.. it is possible lalo na sa situation nyo na 7 months na si baby.. the chances though are only 6% lang ayon dun sa nabasa ko.. kasi when a mother is nursing daw, her period is irregular.. meaning, hindi alam kung nag-o-ovulate ba o hindi..

my mom said, when a mother is nursing/breastfeeding, period is delayed up to a year.. depende daw kung gano kadalas magBF.. may hormone (prolactin) kasi na nagpe-prevent na mag-ovulate ang isang babae at mataas ang levels nun kapag nagbi-BF.. when you start to introduce solids, prolactin levels fluctuate thus increasing the chance of conceiving..

sana po nakatulong.. :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: toppe68 on April 04, 2011, 06:07:17 pm
mga momy super worry po kc ako untill now wala parin regla si misis.. dapat april 2 dadatnan siya eh 3 days na wala prin.. pls give a little advice,, what should i do?
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: ryuu on April 04, 2011, 06:31:42 pm
daddy toppe68, kung regular ang menstruation ng misis mo at delayed na sha ng three days, better to do a home pregnancy test to confirm.. para mawala na rin yung agam-agam ninyong mag-asawa.. or kung mas accurate ang gusto ninyo, consult with your wife's OB po.. :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: miekee_18 on April 04, 2011, 06:51:17 pm
Daddy tope tama po si mommy ryuu, dapat mag pregnancy test na sya para atleast di na kayo magiisip pa & you must also pLan n din mag controL..gudluck..
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: J0 on April 15, 2011, 01:38:56 pm
Hi Daddy Toppe68,

I recommend na maging bonding activity ninyo ng wife mo ang mag monitor ng kaniyang fertility cycle.  Para na rin mas empowered kayo.  Alam ninyong kung pwede bang maging pregnant o hindi.


Kung regular ang period niya, determine mo kung ilang days ito.  Kung 28 days ba, or mas mahaba, 31 days.  Okay lang kung regular ang period ha.  Once na alam mo na, halimbawa, April 2, pwede mo nang malaman kung kailan siya fertile.

Kung 28 days ang consistent na fertility cycle niya, count ka ng 14 days from April 2 pabalik.  Madali ito pag nakatingin ka sa calendar.  So, in this case, March 19 possible na nag-ovulate o nagrelease ng egg ang wife mo.  So fertile siya from March 15 to 20 (kasi, 5 days life ng sperm at 2 days naman ang egg).  So try to remember if you made love on these days.

Siguro, from now on, i-take note ninyo na rin ang dates ng love-making ninyo.  O, di ba sweet.  Kung may record kayo ng lahat ng ito.  Next time alam na ninyo.  Pwede pa nga na next time eh i-try ninyo na makuha yung next gender ng baby ninyo.

For more info.  Check some of the things I've been sharing.

Standard Days Method - Natural and it's free
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,20694.0.html

Two-Day Method - Natural Family Plannning
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,20910.0.html

Ovulation and Mucus
Re: when is the most fertile day/s when you are in 30days cycle?
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parentchat/index.php/topic,24612.msg347208.html#msg347208
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: toppe68 on April 16, 2011, 06:46:30 pm
hello mga momy & dady  thnks a lot 4 ur reply . any way nag pa check up na si wife sa OB  good news di sya buntis. every nyt nag ppray kami ni wife na reglahin sya, last  April 12 evening denatna sya. na kahinga kami maluwang hehe. ;D
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: miekee_18 on April 18, 2011, 06:16:19 pm
good to hear that Daddy tope, kaya ngayon medyo ingat ingat na hehe..sarap magka-baby kaso kung hindi naman natin kayang i-support yung mga magiging needs nila eh huwag nalang muna.  
  :) ;)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: alltruehealthmom on July 27, 2011, 05:36:03 am
Yan din ang sabi nila sa akin nuon.. but we all know naman na iba iba ang babae physiologically, kahit magwork yan sa iba, hindi pa rin pwedeng sabihin na magwowork yan sa karamihan ng babae... kaya i did not rely on that although i'm breastfeeding for 2 years and 3 months now..
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Aicha on December 18, 2011, 02:01:33 pm
hi mga sis ask ko lang kung possible ba mabuntis if exclusive breastfeeding.. dati i was getting birthcontrol shots, pero nag stop na ko kasi di ako comfortable na di nawawala spotting ko. last August 7 dapat ang next shot ko. nung di na ko nagpa inject pag dating ng September I was having discharges every morning. parang green minsan yellow. di ko alam kung fertile ba ko nun or dahil sa di na ko nagpa inject?.. sabi kasi nila di daw agad mawawala effect ng shots after 6 months. pa daw. totoo ba yun? saka exclusive breastfeeding parin ako ngayon pero wala na kaming ginagamit na contraceptive.. possible ba ko mabuntis? TIA!  :)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: rodcielle_07 on January 19, 2012, 09:20:21 pm
@ mommy aicha:

Exclusive breastfeeding doesn't guarantee us na di tayo mabubuntis kasi may cases na ganun nangyari.. pero as per my experiences eh hindi nga ko nabuntis pero my OB told me it's not 100% sure kaya pinayuhan kami na magwithdrawal if I don't like to use or undergo artificial birth control.. kaya ayun, medyo naging maingat pa tin kami ni hubby nung time na yun.. :) para sure :) nung nagkamens pa ko mga7 or 8 months later saka pa ko nabuntis haha..   ;D nakalimot si hubby pati ako!  ;D it's ok.. it's a blessing from God and praying for a baby girl.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Aicha on January 22, 2012, 07:57:40 pm
thanks sis. withdrawal nga kami ngayon eh.. ok naman so far, ingat lang talaga saka finally nagkaron na rin ako nung isang araw lang. kaya back on track na sa pagbibilang ng cycle. hehe.. may guide na ulit ako kung kelan fertile  ;D dati kasi ganun ginagawa ko kaso nung nag b.control shots ako naging magulo yung cycle ko. minsan wala, minsan naman laging spotting. aksaya sa pads. hehe
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: rodcielle_07 on January 23, 2012, 03:21:37 pm
tama sis Aicha,

hanggat maari eh natural contraception yung method na gamitin, as long as na kaya nyo mag-asawa at andun yung discipline, at as long na regular ang menstruation mo :) kasi ako, Im sorry if most of members here eh mas prefered ang artificial birth control, but me, Im against of it kasi.. I have my reasons.. personal, health issues and spiritual matters..

good for you sis at nagkamens ka na ulit, basta make sure tama ang bilang hehe para di sumablay :)  
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Aicha on January 28, 2012, 07:32:25 pm
oo sis. ayoko na gumamit ng shots. kahit pills. sabi kasi nila nakaka nipis daw ng matris yung pills, ang result pag gusto nyo na magka baby di na makabuo or nalalaglag yung baby,. si mama din kasi pills simula noon. tapos nung gusto na niya magka baby di na sila makabuo so sad...  :(
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: rodcielle_07 on January 28, 2012, 10:32:35 pm
awts ganun ba.. mom ko din pills user before kasi madali syang magbuntis eh ang dad ko daw kasi very aggressive heheh... ayun nga lang dami na niya nararamdaman.. naninikip dibdib though ala naman sakit sa puso, migraine, mainitin ang ulo and everything kaya advice niya sakin never to use pills.. matuto daw kami mag-asawa magkontrol ng ayos..
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: toughmom moderator on May 15, 2013, 03:07:29 am
The woman’s act of breastfeeding her baby can postpone ovulation for up to six months after giving birth.
CONTINUOUS BREASTFEEDING (Lactational Ammenorhea Method)
Natural Birth Control Methods: How Effective Are They?
https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/health/your-health/5-natural-birth-control-methods-their-levels-of-effectiveness?ref=parentchat
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: MargauxLyla on June 29, 2013, 05:54:25 pm
hi mommies!im new here..i had my first real period yesterday,10 months ako hindi nagka period kasi breastfeeding ako sa baby ko na 11 months na now.nag make love kami ng hubby ko on my first day of menstruation,nag withdraw siya inside.is there any possobility na ma preggy ako?thanks mommies..
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Mommy Jazz on September 23, 2017, 12:33:59 pm
Breastfeeding acts as a natural contraception.
Exclusive breastfeeding delays the onset of menstruation after giving birth, which could help in spacing pregnancies. Note, however, that it only works if you're exclusively breastfeeding, your baby is less than six months old, and your menstruation hasn't started yet after birth.

Here are 7 Really Good Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Breastfeeding
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/7-reasons-why-breastfeeding-is-great-for-moms-a00041-20170605 (http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/7-reasons-why-breastfeeding-is-great-for-moms-a00041-20170605)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: on February 22, 2018, 12:36:22 pm
Pasali.  Yes pwede siya maging  birth control if exlusive bf tayo.  Pero sabi ng ob ko til 6months lang daw ang bisa non haha.  Pero maging maingat padin tayo. 
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Neth Cosares on February 23, 2018, 01:32:50 pm
Hello mga mommies, ask kulang Kung ilang buwan gumaling mga tahi nyo normal delivery po ako. Kumikirot kasi yung sakan at nangangati. Advice naman Kung ano pwedi gawin
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: jennifer esguerra on February 24, 2018, 08:33:20 am
im still exclusively breastfeesing my baby girl po until now, shes 9mos na po.. di ba sabi nla EBF is borthcontrol until 6 mos po. pano po after 6mos. kahit EBF po,  hndi na sya form of birth control? noon po sa center pinagtake po agad ako agad ng pills na wala pang menstruation,  i took it for 6months, hindi na kasi talaga kaya ang effect, sobrang sakit ng ulo ko, na parang puputok..  naconcern ko dati sa center pero ituloy ko lang daw.. until sobrang iniiyak ko na.. nag decide akong stop..  roght away nagka regla ako..  ang concern ko po is kaht EBF ako mablis po ba mabubuntis..  at ano po ang magandang pills po for breastfeeding moms?


Pasali.  Yes pwede siya maging  birth control if exlusive bf tayo.  Pero sabi ng ob ko til 6months lang daw ang bisa non haha.  Pero maging maingat padin tayo.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Angelica Reyes on May 16, 2018, 09:27:48 pm
Kapag po breastfeeding ilang buwan po bago datnan ng regla? Tia.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Mommy Jazz on May 17, 2018, 09:47:10 pm
According sa mga articles sa Smart Parenting, up to 6 months ang delay ng period after birth kung exclusively breastfeeding ang mom.

Here are 7 Really Good Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Breastfeeding
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/7-reasons-why-breastfeeding-is-great-for-moms-a00041-20170605 (http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/7-reasons-why-breastfeeding-is-great-for-moms-a00041-20170605)

Natural Birth Control Methods: How Effective Are They?
https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/health/your-health/5-natural-birth-control-methods-their-levels-of-effectiveness?ref=parentchat
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Mommy Jazz on June 09, 2018, 11:12:35 pm
Sharing DOH's brochure on Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM) in pdf.
link:
http://www.healthpromo.doh.gov.ph/assets/lactational-amenorrhea-method-(lam)-breastfeeding0001.pdf (http://www.healthpromo.doh.gov.ph/assets/lactational-amenorrhea-method-(lam)-breastfeeding0001.pdf)
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Maria Angelica Agudera on February 23, 2019, 05:05:45 pm
Hi mommies.. ask ko lang po kung mabubuntis po kaya ako agad 4months napo baby ko breastfeed din ako and hindi po kami nakapag withdrawal ng hubby ko pero once lang po yun huhu. Kinakabahan po ako baka mabuntis ako CS pa naman ako. Thanks
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: RO HE on June 02, 2019, 12:44:58 pm

Mabubuntis ba ako kung ihihinto ko ang pag inum ng pills pero sa ngayon full breastfeed yung baby ko at mag aapat nabuwan pa sya.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Pb Padilla on November 07, 2019, 02:48:11 pm
hello please gusto ko lang malaman kung buntis ba ako, mag3mos na anak ko sa november 9. nagkameron ako tapos tumigil, pa3days na yata di ako dinadatnan. pure breastfeeding ako maari pdin ba ko mabuntis :(
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Mommy Jazz on November 09, 2019, 04:55:38 pm
Mommy Pb, ang Lactational Amenorrhea Method kasi effective kung hindi pa bumabalik period niyo. In your case bumalik na po kasi so pwede na po kayong mabuntis. Kung kailan, hindi pa natin alam. Pa consult po kayo kay OB agad para mabigyan kayo ng choice kung anong birth control method ang pwede para sa inyo.
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Chiie Aquino on May 23, 2020, 07:43:25 am
ibig sabihin kung hindi pa dumating ang mens after manganak then nag contact ng wala pang 6months safe pa rin po ? hindi pa mabubuntis ?
Title: Re: breastfeeding as a birth control method
Post by: Parentchat Admin on May 23, 2020, 11:22:31 am
Hello Chiie. Yung binanggit po ninyo, isa lang yon sa 3 requirements para maging effective na birth control method ang  Lactational Amenorrhea Method. Basahin po ninyo ito:
Safe Birth Control Methods For Breastfeeding Moms
https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-friendly-birth-control-options-a00041-20170929?ref=parentchat