TTC while breastfeeding a toddler

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TTC while breastfeeding a toddler

Postby rose1979 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:44 am

Hi Ladies,
My son is 21 months old and we decided to start TTC for baby number 2 since June. I've read lots of mixed opinions on conceiving while nursing. Some people say it is harder, but that it happens. I don't see him weaning anytime soon, but I'm 34 and DH is 41 so time is not on our side. Also, we haven't had time to BD too much because we are both tired all the time, especially DH. :( Difficult situation... Has anyone gotten pregnant while still nursing? Thanks.
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Re: TTC while breastfeeding a toddler

Postby Anne1981 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:34 pm

I got pg while bf'ing my 7mo, but it ended in an early miscarriage. I got pregnant again when he was 8mo, and he is now 2yo. When my second was 8mo I again got pg while bf'ing. Now my third baby is 9mo and we're ttc #4. :) I think getting normal cycles back while bf'ing can be hard, but once they do ttc seems normal. It depends how often you nurse, too. My cycles come back when my baby starts sleeping through the night, which has been at different ages for all three. Good luck!! :)
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Re: TTC while breastfeeding a toddler

Postby dragonbaby2012 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:45 am

I'm in the same boat. We just started TTC #2 and our 19mo is still BFing pretty regularly and definitely doesn't seem like she'll be interested in weaning any time soon. AF just returned two months ago (after 17 months absent!) and since then it seems like my luteal phase has been about 4-5 days, based on OPKs. Well, this month I'm up to 7DPO as of today so I suppose we shall see. I'm skeptical about getting pregnant while BFing too...
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Re: TTC while breastfeeding a toddler

Postby Crissypepsi » Wed May 27, 2015 1:26 pm

I'm not any help, because I am in the same boat. This is our first month TTC #2 and I am breastfeeding my 1 yo. My cycles are still getting back to "normal" I don't think our timing was good for this month, so we will see. For those that have conceived while BF are your symptoms harder or easier to spot? I had a week where I was convinced I was pregnant because I felt exactly the same way I did with my first... but breastfeeding makes if hard to read what could be signs/symtoms. :( Good Luck!
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