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Breastfeeding and TTC

Postby PhDer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:29 am


Just wondering if anyone wanted to share their experiences of TTC when breastfeeding. Been having regular unprotected intercourse since November and no BFP. My cycles are all over the place, had a 5 week cycle and then a 30 day one which is closer to my regular pre pregnancy cycles. I am not planning to cease or reduce breastfeeding frequency at this stage as when I cut out the day/lunch feed (LO feeds approx 2-3 times a day) that is when periods returned. so I figure my prolactin has dropped enough to resume cycles should be OK............ He recently has been cutting molars however and is wanting that third feed back again.

I don't want a huge gap ideally either as may stay out the workforce for the early years and would also really like to tandem feed so keen to get this show on the road!!
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Re: Breastfeeding and TTC

Postby adsloan10 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:56 am

Are you temping or using OPKs? That would be my recommendation to help you pinpoint your ovulation better. I'm still nursing my 17 month old. I got a BFP in November but it ended with a missed miscarriage around 10 weeks. So now we're back at trying. Babydust!

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Re: Breastfeeding and TTC

Postby Momof9treasures » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:44 pm

I concieved all of mine except the first and fifth while breastfeeding. I had to cut out night feedings and nurse no more often than every three hours during the day. Except with my last. I was nursing around the clock every hour or two. And was 44. Go figure. I was taking b complex liquid and b6 100 mg because I thought my hormones were out of whack and I was losing my mind. I guess that's what did it.
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