Breastfeeding and TTC

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Registered: 10-24-2010
Breastfeeding and TTC
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 9:20pm
I found a link to iVillage on kellymom and I'm hoping there's someone out there that can answer my questions...... here it goes.

My daughter is 20 months. She is still nursing, naps, bedtime and during the night. My period finally returned last month (September 16th). This month, nothing?! What is going on? I took a test to see if I could be so lucky to conceive after just one month of trying..... big negative. So what's going on, not pregnant but no period? I read about there being something with a buildup of the uterus that it just has to "empty" itself if you go too long without a period.

I'd love to get pregnant but I'm not sure if I'm even fertile. All comments are welcomed..... thank you in advance:)

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Registered: 09-20-2008
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 9:23pm
Hey S, Don't feel too bad. Im pretty sure its very common to have irregular periods for a little bit after you get your first post partum period. Best way to know if it's comming again and when it's happening is to chart your basal body temp. Hope this answers some of your questions. Larissa
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Registered: 08-10-2010
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 7:38am

After my first PPAF, I had a couple cycles of late ovulation; I didn't O until around CD 50 so my periods were around 2 months long.


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Registered: 10-07-2010
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 3:18pm

I am still nursing at least 6 times/24hr, it took 1yr for af to show then I od on cd 24. I would definately suggest temping even though youre nursing lots and thru the night, ds lately has been up so much during the night I dont think i ever get 3 hrs sleep in a row. I thought that my temps were all over the place due to bfing but when i look back and overlay my chart there is a definite pattern.

hope this helps,


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Registered: 09-18-2010
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 10:45pm
I agree with all of the above. Temping for a few cycles will show if you are ovulating. My cycles while nursing have been much longer than before pregnancy and, until recently, very irregular. From reading posts on this board, I found that that is normal and that made me less anxious about my fertility. Hope it helps you, too.
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Registered: 08-28-2008
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 8:39am

My first cycle that started off with an AF, it was a very light one, that cycle

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