Effect on Fertility
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Effect on Fertility

Following childbirth, women experience a time of infertility called amenorrhea. The length of this time is affected both by the woman’s physiology and the type of feeding chosen for her baby. Lactating (breastfeeding, milk-producing) mothers normally experience a longer length of amenorrhea than non-lactating (non-breastfeeding, formula feeding) mothers. Among lactating mothers, the length of postpartum infertility varies from woman to woman, and depends on the duration, frequency, and intensity with which she nurses her baby.

Types of Feeding
Fertility Awareness after Childbirth

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