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getting pregnant while breastfeeding

i have a baby and breastfeeding and want to know what are the signs when u breastfeeing and get pregnant?
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.  

The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.  Some people have pregnancy symptoms and some don't- there is no specific difference in the signs and symtoms (symptoms) of pregnancy when breastfeeding.  Some mothers report a decrease in their milk during pregnancy or that their babies lose interest in breastfeeding, but again, there are no specific signs.  Breast feeding can suppress ovulation therefore preventing pregnancy, but it is not always effective.  So if you do not want to get pregnant then you might want to look into some form of birth control (condoms, mini pill, etc.).  If you do want to get pregnant, know that you may not be ovulating.  I hope this info helps.   Good luck.

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