I know it is possible to get pregnant while breastfeeding.
I also it is possible to get pregnant while on the pill.
I am breastfeeding my son who is 2 1/2 months old. I am on the birth control pill Micronor (sp?) which is safe for breastfeeding. About 6 weeks (a little less) after my son was born and about a week and a half after I started taking the BC pills I got my period back. I know it wasn't post partum bleeding because it came along with chocolate cravings and the usual period symptoms. I have skipped my period this month (or its late) and I know usually when you are breastfeeding you don't get your period. So for me to not get my period while breastfeeding isn't something I'd really think twice about. But I have the concern of getting pregnant again. Call it instinct or intuition if you will, but it's the same way I knew before I actually concieved my kids that I was going to get pregnant. I am trying not to, hence the BC pills.
My questions are -
1. do you know how likely it is to get pregnant while BFing AND being on BC? Has this happened to anyone who might be reading this?
2. and since it is possible to get pg while BFing, if you are not getting regular periods what is the most obvious sign that you are pregnant?
3. isn't it true that when you are pregnant you shouldn't BF? Why is this?
Additionally, if anyone has any good links or knows of any good websites which might have some information on this I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks.