There are a number of factors that increase the likelihood of a new pregnancy during breastfeeding, namely:
- alternation of natural breastfeeding with artificial nutrition;
- Breastfeeding the baby according to the schedule, and not according to his "requirement";
- If a child does not often suck at night.
Signs of pregnancy during breastfeeding
It is worth knowing that ovulation resumes before the first postpartum menstruation (it can occur 2 weeks before the onset of menstruation). That's why the absence of menstruation after childbirth does not mean that you are not yet capable of a new pregnancy. In some young mothers the ability to conceive is restored a couple of weeks after the birth of the baby.
You will be able to notice the signs of a new pregnancy, react to what your child can also. For example, if your baby does not reveal any interest in your breast milk, or at all refuses it, there is a very high probability that you are pregnant. This is because your milk, under the influence of hormonal changes in a new pregnancy, changed the taste and consistency. But not all children can react to such changes and continue to calmly demand their own portion of milk, so you should know about other signs, among which there may be a decrease in the usual amount of produced breast milk. This is due to the fact that now your body spends its resources on a new pregnancy, and not just on the development of breastfeeding.
Some young mothers note changes in the mammary glands that become supersensitive, painful, swelling of the breast, which can make the process of breastfeeding very painful. Possible reasons for this may be incorrect attachment of the baby to the breast, biting the nipples, ovulation or premenstrual syndrome, but if they are excluded, the likelihood of a new pregnancy is also high. This soreness can continue throughout the entire pregnancy, and not only during the first trimester.
Another, known all sign of pregnancy, may be a delay in menstruation. If you have already had menstruation during breastfeeding, and a new one does not come, this may not be the hormonal background, but a new pregnancy.
But not always the above signs are observed in every woman. It is possible to mark quite typical signs of pregnancy: fatigue, morning sickness, frequent urination, pain in the lower back, etc.
Doctors say that for a full recovery of the body of a woman, a break between pregnancies should take up to 3 or 4 years (at least 2 years) . If the new pregnancy does happen, you may well continue breastfeeding, but the doctor's consultation in this case will not be superfluous.
Happy pregnancy and successful breastfeeding!