Ovulation While Breastfeeding

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

My son was breastfeeding a lot, and I still got my period back at 5 months. I think you’ll probably find once baby starts eating more solids, everything will settle back down. I got pregnant twice while breastfeeding (one mc) and my son continued to breastfeed until he self weaned when I was 20 weeks. 

I had a friend who had her first baby via IVF after 7 years of trying…and then had a surprise pregnancy at 6 months postpartum while exclusively breastfeeding. So really anything is possible!

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper

tb3511 :  I started ovulating again when my daughter was about 9 months old. She was eating more solid foods and had stopped overnight nursing more than 6 months earlier so was down to about 4-6 nursing sessions per day (I fed on demand not a schedule so it varied). Now she is 13 months and nursing morning/bedtime so you can cut back breastfeeding gradually without cutting it out. She has only asked to nurse during the day 2 or 3 times since we introduced cow’s milk but I can redirect her to a sippy cup without any drama – I think she just knows pointing at my boobs is a way to tell me she’s thirsty because she happily chugs down some water instead. I love our morning and evening snuggle nursing sessions but I was so over having a whirling dervish ripping off my shirt for 3 sips every half an hour lol. This is the perfect balance for us. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just cut back my breast feeding a little- we were thinking of weaning anyway, and boom, back to production 🙂  That said, we waited until our son was 1.5 before we tried for a second, and it only took a month or so to get pregnant.  So, cutting back a little worked for me.  Good luck!  Two is a total game changer!

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