Q. I am breastfeeding and trying to get pregnant. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Sweta Singh
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 03, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 06, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am trying to get pregnant but I am breastfeeding. I only had two periods after giving birth, but I do not have a period in over two months. What can help me conceive without giving up breastfeeding?

Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

May I ask how long it has been since your last delivery? From your given history of breastfeed, I can understand that your baby is still quite small and so I would suggest until he or she is at least three to four years of age before trying to conceive again. This is so that in between deliveries your body needs time to recover and repair itself. If you get pregnant too soon it will adversely affect your baby.

As your cycles have not yet regularized it implies that you may not be ovulating regularly. This can happen sometimes during breastfeeding. It will resume order on its own. I would suggest you start the following iron and calcium tablets as well as folic acid.

1. Tablet Livogen XT once daily at night with lemon water.

2. Tablet Calcimax 500 mg once daily.

3. Tablet Folvite 5 mg once daily if you are planning to conceive.

Please continue to breastfeed your baby regardless of whether your periods come or not. And kindly consider what I have explained above.


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