Q1. I have delivered
3 months back. I haven't still got my first
period? Am I protected against next pregnancy?
does prevent ovulation & offers fair protection
against next pregnancy. But this cannot be relied
upon. It is not necessary to get periods to
conceive again. Hence every mother must consult
the doctor for contraceptive advice after the
baby is 6 weeks old. The commonest contraceptive
measure used is loop (IUCD: Intrauterine Contraceptive
Device). It is best to plan the next pregnancy
after the child's second birthday.
Q2. My child is 8
months old. I am pregnant again. Can I continue
to breastfeed my baby?
A. A pregnant
mother can continue to breastfeed. However breastfeeding
may have to be stopped if you are at risk of
abortion or a premature delivery. Six weeks
after this delivery you must take contraceptive
advice to avoid pregnancy again for at least
Q3. I have adopted
a baby 15 days back. Is it possible for me to
breastfed this child?
is possible. Your motivation is the single most
important factor to achieve this task. You will
need help from a Mother Support Group or a doctor
well trained in lactation management. There
are plenty of examples to corroborate this fact.
Many grandmothers have succeeded to breastfeed
when eventuality arose.
Q4. Is breastfeeding
possible after a breast reduction surgery?
is possible after a breast reduction surgery.
Such mother should receive all help & motivation
to breastfeed successfully. Even in those cases
where majority of milk ducts have been cut at
least partial breastfeeding may be possible
due to formation of new ducts.
Q5. My sonography
report shows that I have twin pregnancy? Is
it possible for a mother to breastfeed both
the babies successfully?
mothers with twin babies breastfeed successfully.
However you will need lot of motivation &
help from your family members to achieve it.