Pregnancy Symptoms while Breastfeeding

How do you know if you are pregnant, while still breastfeeding?

You can fall pregnant before your period returns while breastfeeding.

The signs of pregnancy while breastfeeding may vary from woman to woman.


Early Signs of Pregnancy while Breastfeeding

Remember that a missed period or spotting while breastfeeding, is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy, as there is no "normal" menstrual cycle while breastfeeding.

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Extra sensitive nipples. (which are not due to latch issuesthrush or other breastfeeding problems) The breasts also might feel more swollen than usual. 
  • Fatigue. 
  • A drop in breast milk production. 
  • Frequent urination. 
  • Food cravings. 
  • Upset stomach and/or flatulence. 
  • Headaches and dizziness. 
  • Mood swings. 
  • A strong sense of smell. 

Breastfeeding on its own, does not make for a 100% safe method of contraception. 


Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Test Results

If still in doubt, get a pregnancy test at your nearest pharmacy. Pregnancy test are still just as accurate while breastfeeding. 


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