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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 18:23 PM   1
Wnt2beAMom
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Any extended breastfeeding NTNP and haven't had their cycles return?


How long have you been breastfeeding for? How often does your child nurse?

Let's wait for AF or a BFP together!

My DS is just about 22 months old and I haven't had a period yet. DH and I have been NTNP since about March...
My son was nursing every 2 hours...even through the night.
I wanted him to self wean and we'd just offer him food but not force it. Well now I've put my foot down and won't let him nurse in the afternoon so then he actually has been eating supper AND then sleeps better so nurses less at night too! Since making these changes I think my body is finally gearing up to do something!



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2016, 18:05 PM   2
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Hi! I'm not extended nursing yet, LO is just turning 1. With my first I nursed till 18 months and AF didn't return till she magically started sttn at 13 months. Now DD2 nurses every 2 hrs at night which is exhausting lol. But we want to start ttc in jan/feb so I'd like to get my cycles back!

I've read that a 6 hr break between 12 midnight and 6am is key for ovulation. So I might try to rock her instead of nurse her for those wake ups? Way more difficult but maybe it will help her sleep better vs wanting to nurse every time she wakes.

Sucks when you want to ttc and don't have AF. But no AF for 22 months is actually awesome lol. I hope you catch your first eggy!!



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Old Dec 19th, 2016, 23:06 PM   3
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How are things going Reiko? Did you start rocking her back to sleep during those hours?
I had a pain around my left ovary November 24th and again December 2nd.
My DS caught a cold then so he picked up his nursing a lot for about a week and my body felt so icky with the hormone shift from nursing so so much!
I took a pg test around Dec 6th to see if it had been ovulation on the 24th but it was negative and still no period.
Now we're back to nursing less and last week (Dec 14th) I woke up with a big pain on my right side (ovary?). It was also a full moon and I used to always ovulate on full moons.
DH and I dtd on the 11th luckily...So I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Maybe I'll get a BFP for Christmas....



 
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Old Dec 26th, 2016, 22:02 PM   4
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Still nothing here. I've been feeling like utter crap over Christmas so I'm wondering if my hormones are gearing up for ovulation. I also realized though that my daughtwr is not a good eater, so I really shouldn't deprive her of any breastmilk at this point. She needs it nutritionally I think. So I'll keep on doing the nursing at night and maybe we will try in February if things have changed at all. Anything new with you? Did your pains turn out to be O?



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Old Dec 27th, 2016, 23:45 PM   5
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That sounds good

My son is/was like that too. His first food choice is always breastmilk. He's doing well accepting my no nursing between nap and bedtime for now though. It's helping him eat supper which is helping him sleep longer between feeds at night. I think next step will be night weaning when he turns two. Like your daughter I think he does need to nurse at night right now because of how little he eats during the day.

I've noticed my cm has dried up quite a bit the last week. Which maybe could be AF coming???
I think I'll be 14dpo tomorrow



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2016, 18:46 PM   6
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Definitely could be! My cm is so random right now. Let me know how it goes!



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Old Jan 1st, 2017, 21:11 PM   7
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Test was negative on the 28th but I think I might take another though....I have some ic tests coming in the mail soon so I don't care.
My uterus feels "heavy" so I just want to be 100% sure I'm not pregnant. It's so annoying how trying to ovulate can feel like you are pregnant. I remember taking so many tests after I came off BC pills



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2017, 22:24 PM   8
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Well, I just checked and I'm pretty sure I have ewcm right now! So maybe the heavy feeling is from ovulation and not pregnancy!

Just looked back on my ttc#1 journal and I mentioned my uterus felt heavy right before I ovulated too. Only thing is it's not a full moon. I usually ovulated on full moons...



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2017, 09:31 AM   9
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Ooh did you get any BD in??



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Old Jan 3rd, 2017, 18:45 PM   10
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Hi!

Wnt2beAMom, your story is soooo similar to mine.. I have had one period back in October after I cut down breastfeeding to once during the day, and trying to limit night feeding (that wasn't very successful!) My daughter is now 27months old, and have just completely weaned her, it went a lot better then expected. She was a real booby monster! Any way, I have booked in for acupuncture so I hope this helps. Goodluck x



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