Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:58:29 GMT | By Jade Yong

Natural contraception through breastfeeding

If you have already given birth, congratulations, you now know just how amazing your body can be! Apart from your body knowing automatically what it needs to do from the moment you conceive to childbirth, your body also knows when it’s too soon to give you another baby!

Natural contraception through breastfeeding (© Getty)

The technical term for breastfeeding as a natural contraception method, lactational amenorrhea method, or LAM, sounds unnecessarily complicated. What it really means is up to six months after giving birth, you are 98% protected against another pregnancy.

However, it only works if you remain actively and exclusively breastfeeding during this period and you haven't started menstruating again.