When Can a Woman Use LAM?
Ask the mother these 3 questions:
If the answer to all of these questions is no...
...she can use LAM. There is only a 2% chance of pregnancy at this time. A woman may choose another family planning method at any time—but preferably not a method with estrogen while her baby is less than 6 months old. Methods with estrogen include combined oral contraceptives, monthly injectables, the combined patch, and the combined vaginal ring.
But, when the answer to any one of these questions is yes...
...her chances of pregnancy increase. Advise her to begin using another family planning method and to continue breastfeeding for the child's health.