Have you heard that Breastfeeding full time is the best Contraceptive Method? This method of a Short-Term Family Planning is called LAM (Lactational Amenorrhea Method). Scientific studies globally by the Institute for Reproductive Health, Lactation Researchers and other organizations have proven that LAM is 98-99.5% effective than any other artificial methods of birth control.Let’s talk about LAM. This short-term Method was created to allow women to depend on breastfeeding as the safest way of birth control or to delay pregnancy. The concept evolves on the premise that ovulation is suppressed in a Full-time Breastfeeding Mom as long as the Baby suckles at the breast .The more you nurse your Baby, the more Prolactin level increases and this delays ovulation.
LAM uses 3 measures of a woman’s fertility:
Moms, remember LAM is short-term! Do it right and it can be very effective. Here’s how:
When is LAM no longer effective?
When is LAM not advisable?
This information was gathered from the original website of the Institute for Reproductive Health, a project funded by the USAID.