Breastfeeding and Fertility

Understanding your fertility can help you to delay your return to fertility

Meeting with an Educator

NFNZ Educators can teach you how your particular breastfeeding pattern impacts on your fertility and help you to decide the best contraceptive method for you.

An educator will meet with you 3 times; before you have your baby, after birth, at 6 months:

  • 98% effective when taught by an accredited NFNZ educator (similar to the mini-pill)
  • Evidence based, endorsed by the World Health Organisation, and Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Drug free - it does not interfere with your milk production
  • Private and personalised support for individuals and couples
  • Expertise in interpreting your unique cycle
  • Ongoing support
  • Skype Consultations (not all educators offer skype)

What you need to know...

  • Begin breasfeeding as soon as possible after your baby is born, preferably immediately after delivery
  • Breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months
  • When introducing other food, offer it to them after breastmilk
  • After the introduction of solids, the MOH recommends you continue to breastfeed for the first year of baby's life.
  • Breastfeed whenever your baby is hungry, day or night
  • Avoid using a bottle, dummies, or other artificial nipples
  • Continue to breastfeed even if you or your baby become ill
  • As a breastfeeding mother you need to eat and drink enough to satisfy your hunger and thirst

Find out the difference between the 2 methods to see which one will work for you.

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