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ive got a panicky feeling

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hamstring Fri 14-Aug-09 13:41:14

i dont want to upset anyone so thought this might be a good forum to post on.
i am panicking to put it midly. i thought breastfeeding was a good contraception till i read some posts on here.i wish id done more research but after getting home with a leaflet from hospital 5 months ago saying it was pretty safe and also using withdrawal im still worried i might be pregnant . just a feeling . i am petrified!!!!

MrsBadger Fri 14-Aug-09 13:45:08

it's not failsafe

neither is the withdrawal method

get some condoms and a pg test

alexpolismum Fri 14-Aug-09 13:53:31

definitely not failsafe, I got pregnant with dc2 when my dc1 was about 5 months and still exclusively breastfed.

However, there are some conditions to bear in mind:

The baby should be under 6 months

Should still be breastfeeding at least every 3 hours, including at night

the mother should not have started periods yet

Unfortunately, I ticked all thse boxes and still got pregnant, but then this wasn't a problem as we wanted no2 anyway.

hamstring Fri 14-Aug-09 13:59:27

yep, i think i might be too late

MrsBadger Fri 14-Aug-09 14:10:21

(but for the record, by 18m dd was down to a 10min bedtime feed and it was still enough to keep my periods, and indeed conception, at bay. Hence the 2.5yr gap between badgercubs grin)

hamstring Fri 14-Aug-09 14:12:26

thanks. i just have a feeling and without periods itshard to know, dp gone down for test, i think ill wee on it and run

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