5 Benefits of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method
How to get the most out of your Breastfeeding Period
The Lactational Amenorrhea Method is a method discovered in 1988, which consists of the fact that, during lactation, due to the production of a lot of prolactin, a woman does not ovulate, decreasing the chances of the woman getting pregnant again.
The production of prolactin has a lot to do with the baby's suckling. Some women get their periods earlier than others while they are still breastfeeding.
1. It is a free ans safe method of contraception.
It only works as a safe birth control method if the baby is exclusively breastfed. Your baby’s only nutrition – food and fluids – should come from your breast milk. It provides 98% protection during the first six months of the baby's life or until the period appears.
2. No medical intervention is needed.
While some women might take some time to breastfeed, you can start this method as soon as the baby is born. There's no need to take birth control supplies such as pills.
3. It doesn't interfere with sexual activity.
There's no need to interrumpt sex while using this method, but you should consider that it doesn't prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
4. It helps to reduce bleedings after giving birth.
While this method helps with bleedings, being comfortable is one of the most important things in that process. For this reason, our menstrual panties and ecological pads guarantee the protection and absorption needed to feel confident.
5. It reduces the chances of breast cancer.
As the LAM method works delaying the return of ovulation and menstruation, it lowers the risks of breast cancer. Even though we don't know an exact mechanism, leading theories say "protection comes from the differentiation of breast tissue and a reduction in the lifetime number of ovulatory cycles.
Is breastfeeding effective as a method of contraception?
To answer this question, the first thing to clarify is that if LAM is used correctly, it can be as effective as another type of hormonal contraceptive, such as the pill.
According to statistics, 2 out of every 100 women who use breastfeeding as a method of contraception become pregnant within six months after the baby is born, without using any other type of contraception.
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