Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features

When's the best time to get pregnant? Use our interactive ovulation calculator to work out when you're most fertile and most likely to conceive.


BFing & no periods - pregnancy possible???

4 replies

kiwicath · 02/04/2004 12:30

I may be completely ignorant and naive but I was told once that you can get preggers even if your periods haven't returned and while breastfeeding. Having a friendly dispute with best friend - she says "only if you're the Virgin Mary hon". Not planning on another one JUST yet but would just like to get the facts straight. Cheers.

OP posts:

M2T · 02/04/2004 12:34

Kiwicath - My nextdoor neighbours daughter just found out she's pregnant! She thought she would be okay as she was still exclusively BFing her dd and hadn't had a period.... so they have NO IDEA how far on she is yet!

So be careful....


elliott · 02/04/2004 12:49

Its certainly possible. Remember you are likely to ovulate before any period shows up, and if you catch that one.....
I know of several people who have conceived without having a period after their first baby - the earliest when the first was four months old.
The standard advice is NOT to rely on bf for contraception.
My periods have already come back btw at 3 months, so you can't assume they'll stay away for any particular length of time even if exclusively bf.
ok lecture over....


motherinferior · 05/04/2004 09:10

I have several friends who got up duff while breastfeeding. Two of whom were using contraception.


lazyeye · 05/04/2004 09:16

2 friends here as well - 1 got pg whilst exculsively bf and on the pill, but was on antibiotics and another who got pg 3 months after giving birth to twins!!

I also got pg (though lost it) before my periods returned - must have been the first it does happen

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?