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Old May 27th, 2011, 14:36 PM   1
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Anyone Breastfeeding and TTC or NTNP?


I am starting to wonder if breastfeeding is still affecting my cycles. She still nurses 3 - 6 times a day. Does anyone else have problems with there cycles that are still breastfeeding? Wondering if it's linked..



 
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Old May 28th, 2011, 15:15 PM   2
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I'm still breastfeeding and NTNP/TTC. I only quite got AF back two months ago and my cycle has definitely been affected. Breastfeeding can often cause problems with short luteal phase. I've been spotting for almost a week before AF whereas that never used to happen. Last month I started spotting at what I think was 4 dpo. This month I've been taking B6 and Agnus Castus to try and regulate things but I'm still waiting to ovulate so not sure whether it's working yet. What is your cycle like?



 
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Old May 29th, 2011, 00:44 AM   3
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I have been off the mirena for 8 month while still breastfeeding. I didn't have a AF the first 4 months the last 4 have been: 24 CD short luteal, 27 CD regular luteal, 28 CD regular luteal, 34 CD late Ov short luteal (12 instead of my reg. 14) Weird. I ovulated a week after I got the mirena out and light spotting for about a week. Then nothing till Feb. Just curious to see what others were doing about it too. I have never heard of Angus Cactus.. What is that supposed to do exactly?



 
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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:13 AM   4
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Vitex works by stimulating the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and suppressing the production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This in turn causes the corpus luteum to secrete more progesterone. Progesterone suppresses the production of prolaction. Also, vitex has components that bind to the dopamine receptor sites of the pituitary, inhibiting prolactin secretion.

Vitex is a very useful herb for PMS symptoms, as well as for moms who are breastfeeding and are desiring to conceive again, and are having problems with their cycles returning or becoming regular enough to sustain a pregnancy.
(from Kelly mum website)
Vitex is another name for Agnus Castus. It is supposed to regulate any hormonal imbalances and help to regulate your cycle.



 
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Old May 29th, 2011, 17:14 PM   5
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Coolio!! Thank you I think I will try that too! Hey were did you get the Breastfeeding milestone pin from? I think I snagged the pic of yours I just love it!!



 
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Old May 29th, 2011, 22:09 PM   6
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I'm not currently breastfeeding. However, I conceived my second child while nursing. My cycles returned when my son was 12 months old and were immediately regular.
With my third child, my cycles returned when she was 5 months, but were quite irregular for about 3 or 4 months.

Good luck.



 
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Old May 30th, 2011, 00:30 AM   7
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Coolio!! Thank you I think I will try that too! Hey were did you get the Breastfeeding milestone pin from? I think I snagged the pic of yours I just love it!!

This is where I get the b/f milestones from, there are loads there:
http://s1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/milky_mommy/



 
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Old May 30th, 2011, 02:22 AM   8
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Thank you so much!! I really like it. When is your son's birthday? I think our children are around the same age. I am excited about trying Vitex I ordered some off the internet today so it should be here in a week or so. I hope it helps. Technically we aren't trying but in my heart I really want another baby. So I guess we'll see!! Baby dust.



 
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Old May 30th, 2011, 16:00 PM   9
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My little boy's birthday is 27th October 2009. When is your little girl's birthday? Is that her pic in your signature? She is really gorgeous, I love the curls, and the lovely little smile!

Can you believe how quickly they have grown into toddlers?? I really can't believe that I have a baby of this age already!



 
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Old May 30th, 2011, 17:29 PM   10
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My Daughters birthday is September 19th my nephew was born on the 28th of October same year. My sister and I got pregnant at the same time. That is my daughter. And thank you. I think she's grown into her little body nicely. (always thought she wasn't the prettiest baby lol) I can't believe it at ALL she is SO big and she totally acts like a little person. Definitely not a baby anymore.. I think that's why we're hankering for another one. What made you decide to have your kids closer together?



 
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