Contraception and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can be up to 98 per cent effective in preventing pregnancy when the following conditions apply:
- you are fully breastfeeding – this means you are not giving your baby any other liquid or solid food
- you are nearly fully breastfeeding – this means mainly breastfeeding your baby and infrequently giving your baby other liquids
- and your baby is less than six months old
- and you have no periods.