Can you have regular ovulation monthly, while breastfeeding but no periods?

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Registered: 03-16-2007
Can you have regular ovulation monthly, while breastfeeding but no periods?
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Thu, 12-23-2010 - 7:56pm

Hello,

I have got some varying information on this subject.

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Registered: 04-07-2003

Hi there, I have been wondering the same thing and have been hoping for some kind of answer-

I am currently bf my 15 mo DD, she of course eats solids/drinks from a cup, etc., but

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Hi and welcome :) I would agree with the PP that the chances are likely that your body is trying to O but just not quite getting there. If you are not seeing AF or a BFP then I am fairly certain that you are not O'ing. If you were you would need to see either of those two things at the end of your luteal phase/2ww. The lining of your uterus would have to be shed with the shift of hormones etc. It is possible to O and catch the first egg and get pregnant. Do you have your chart you could share with us? I would love to see it if you do. Your other fertility signs are so good and you are clearly very aware of your body - the basal temps confuse me .

Let us know when Af shows - or perhaps a + stick! :)
Jasmine
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Registered: 03-16-2007

That is what I'm thinking that my body is trying to O, that at times I nurse baby less frequently then others more consistent, this may be stoping a possible O attempt or may be throwing my hormones off a bit, but I think its definately a sign that I will be fertile soon.

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To Raystoymommy, I had a look at your FF chart, for this cycle, I can see what you mean about your previous cycle and the erratic temps, but for this cycle they do look like they have settled and it does look convincingly like a real Ov cycle, in fact it looks to me like a Positive preg cycle at that. I see you have been getting neg tests though, you have a clear Ov (at least attempted O) and clear temp shift, then what looks like an implantation dip and even a triphasic chart or heading that way anyway. It has been only 15 dpo (if a real cycle) I would wait and see if your temps stay high for another few days and retest, usually by 18 dpo if still high indicates a pregnancy. If you are having any other preg symptoms and still get a neg test and your temps stay high I would suggest getting a blood test. Just one Question though are you consistent with the time you take your temp every day?
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How do I post a link to my fertility friend charts?

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I do take them every am at the same time- I have an alarm clock- my temp today was low, so I am concluding that I am not pregnant...I thought I would just give it a couple more days and if the temps looked promising, then I would go out and buy a test. I ran out of hpt's and started with the opk's and finally decided that I had obsessed enough and didn't want to waste them anymore :-) I buy them in bulk online, so it feeds my poas addiction!
Like I said before not "trying" for a baby. but I am looking to catch the first egg, if I can...DD will be 16 months in a couple of days, and this is the longest I have ever nursed any of my children- all my boys nursed from 10-12 months and I had gotten af back before they stopped. My little girl is very different! She loves the boob and it looks like it will be awhile before she stops...Not complaining though. I did read on a bf website that the baby can dictate when he/she is ready to have a sibling by nursing. I thought, that makes sense- she apparently wants to be the baby for awhile!
Oh and as for the ff chart- Click on -Tools-, then -Home Page Setup- Under Sharing Community and then at the very top in a box, it will have your link for your chart-

:-) -MK