LAM - Lactational Amenorrhea Method

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LAM - Lactational Amenorrhea Method

This video demonstrates the lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) as a method of family planning that women can use in the first six months after giving birth. LAM is based on the natural infertility resulting from hormones released as a result of exclusive breastfeeding. In order for LAM to be effective, three criteria must be met: first, the baby must be less than 6 months of age; second, the woman's period has not returned; and third, the mother is practicing exclusive breastfeeding. LAM is a natural way to practice family planning, and no additional procedures are supplies are needed to achieve it. The video is useful as a BCC tool for health education during mothers' group meetings (MGs) and Village Health and Nutrition Days (VHNDs) at the village level by ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activist), a village-level frontline health worker.


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Resource uploaded by Digital Green API User (May 21, 2015, 10:24 p.m.) and last updated by Alex Little (March 27, 2017, 7:24 a.m.)

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