Q: Good morning Doc, I had my baby in January and started menstruation in August. To my surprise I didn’t see it in October so I bought a pregnancy kit to see what was wrong. It was then I got to know I am pregnant. Should I stop breastfeeding my baby? She’s just 8months 2weeks
A: Hi dear, thanks for writing in.
The ideal situation would be to give some time after you’ve had a baby before having another one. It gives your body time to heal and replenish its stores of essential nutrients before taking on another pregnancy. This is the reason why new mums should ensure that they use some form of contraception after they have had their babies, even if exclusively breastfeeding. And for all of you who are dying to ask, yes, you can get pregnant even before your period ‘returns’.
Having said that, it’s generally…
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