You can. Ovulation most often precedes the return of your period after you have a baby, so even though you have not had a period since the baby, this should not be taken as evidence that you cannot get pregnant, even if you are breastfeeding.
Contraception should be used with any act of intercourse after you have a baby, even if you are breastfeeding. The only exception to this rule is if you are exclusively breastfeeding and you are less than 3 months postpartum, then it is highly unlikely to conceive.
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Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York
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