Breastfeeding alone does not work as reliable contraception, but breastfeeding and following the lactational amenorrhoea method (LAM) rules is over 98% effective, as good as condoms. These simple rules can be a lifesaver in countries where formula costs a small fortune and bottles have to be made up with dirty water.
What’s that got to do with those of us lucky enough to have access to affordable formula milk and clean
water? Well the thing is myths (like Gangnam-style videos), get everywhere. A BPAS/Mumsnet survey