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o : ozmidwifery@acegraphics.com.au 21 December 2006 • 7:09AM -0500

[ozmidwifery] breastfeeding as contraception
by Kylie Carberry

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<html><div style='background-color:'><P><BR>I am doing a story on contraception for a pareting magazine. I want to state that the WHO confirmed breastfeeding as 98 per cent effective means of birth control for the first six months   provided the baby was fully breasfed and periods have not commenced. So as far as the 'fully' part goes, how is that interpreted. My friend thought she was fully breastfeeding, however, her twin boys were sleeping 8 hours at night and thus she became pregnant when they were four months old. So does fully mean no less than four-hourly feeds. Or should women just take added precautions if they are not up for any little surprises.</P>
<P>thanks in advance<BR><BR></P>
<DIV><FONT face="Lucida Handwriting, Cursive">Kylie Carberry <BR>Freelance Journalist <BR>p: +61 2 42970115 <BR>m: +61 2 418220638 <BR>f: +61 2 42970747</FONT></DIV></div></html>

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