This article claims that that there has been a rise in unplanned pregnancies due to women incorrectly believing they are unable to become pregnant whilst they are breastfeeding. I find this a little odd. After I had my last baby I was given clear advice to use contraception even whilst breastfeeding. We decided not to take this advice as we wanted another child and within 6 months another baby was on the way.
It seems there are quite a few people, however, that rely on breastfeeding as a means of contraception. Judging by the comments on the article many people have also been given incorrect advice by health professionals. Personally I was well aware that you can get pregnant while still breastfeeding and for us it wasn’t an issue but perhaps some GPs are giving the wrong information. Ours didn’t but none the less with something like an unplanned pregnancy it’s always wise to be cautious even if the risk is quite low.