But only if baby is exclusively breastfeed (i.e nothing other than breastmilk is given to your child)
Only if baby is under six month’s of age
Only if mother’s menstrual cycle has not yet started back again after labour
This method is not 100% reliable. You could still get pregnant even if you are breastfeeding as ovulation can occur before your period starts back.
A more reliable method of birth control is the "mini-pill" contraceptive prescribed by your doctor which is a progestogen-only pill .
Avoid contraceptive pills containing oestrogen while you are breastfeeding.
For more information, you may be best to speak with your doctor or midwife. A midwife can usually prescribe contraception (pills and condoms) while you are still under her care, when baby is under six months.