During the first six months after giving birth, breastfeeding can be a hindrance in conceiving again. This is due to the natural presence of prolactin – a hormone that helps to make breast milk. Prolactin also helps to prevent the eggs from releasing from your ovaries. This typically leads to an absence of both menstruation and ovulation. However, no two women are ever alike, and so too are their hormone levels. For some women, their ovaries will still release eggs monthly, even if prolactin is present during lactation. Therefore, you should not assume that just because you are breastfeeding, there is no chance of conception occurring. Groups of scientists, including the World Health Organization, have conducted and reviewed studies...
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