I am really confused so I will just discribe my situation....
I just had my son a month ago and am still bleeding. My doctor said I can start a normal sex life again after a month before I left the hospital, but said nothing about birthcontrol. My son is being breastfed only no formula. I've read that breastfeeding can serve as a form of birthcontrol? Is this true? How soon after giving birth can I get pregnant? Does it Matter that I am still bleeding?
Holly and David
Adaline (3/20/10), and Charlie (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)
You can use LAM (lactational amenorrhea method) for the first 6 months, or ecological breastfeeding if you want to extend the time you rely on breastfeeding as birth control farther. Kellymom has a great overview. If you want to learn even more, I recommend one of Sheila Kippley's books, either Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing or The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding.
-Shannon, momma to H 8/03, N 9/06, & P 8/11, missing S born at 11 wks 1/09