Can I use the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System (CrMS) while breastfeeding?
Absolutely! Many women who are breastfeeding don’t want to take medications that may be harmful to their babies and affect their milk supply. Plus, women may find that the signs of their fertility are confusing and they are no longer able to make sense of other natural systems of family planning they may have been using.
The CrMS is easy to learn for women who are pregnant and hoping to use the method after delivery. It can be used by women who are breastfeeding, but have not yet resumed their periods, and by women who are back in cycles. Even if your cycle is irregular, you can use the CrMS effectively.
A practitioner will see breastfeeding women every six weeks so that they can confidently navigate the changes that occur with nursing an infant and the eventual weaning process. Nursing mothers may use the CrMS to achieve another pregnancy, avoid a pregnancy, or simply space her pregnancies out.