The only food your baby needs for the first 6 months is breast milk. After you start feeding your baby solid foods, it helps to keep breast-feeding until your child is at least one year old.
If you want to prevent pregnancy, you will need to use another method of birth control if:
There is a small risk that you will get pregnant while you are breast-feeding during the first 6 months. If you are worried about it, use another form of birth control. Talk with your healthcare provider about this.
Breast-feeding has many benefits for you and your baby. Measure success by how much you and your baby enjoy nursing, not just by the amount of milk you produce or the length of time you breast-feed.