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How long should a child be breastfed? Does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy?

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How long does mandatory breast feed should do for child? Does breast feeding avoids pregnancy?
Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2012 in Child Birth
 
 
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

There should be exclusive breast-feeding for six months.
After that, you can start top feeding along with breast feed.
As long as exclusive breast-feeding is continued, it avoids ovulation & acts as a natural contraception & so avoids pregnancy.

I hope your query has been answered. Do write back if you have more concerns.

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