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dinosaur2010 Jun 14th, 2013 17:54 PM

Anyone TTC while breastfeeding?
 
Just started 5th cycle of ttc #2. Prepared for a good while longer though as #1 took over 2 years to conceive and I'm still breastfeeding which may be affecting cycles. Anyone else ttc while bf? I don't plan on giving up till end of this year, but hoping to catch an eggy before then!!

JessPape Jun 14th, 2013 18:44 PM

We are, but my cycles are all over the place because of breastfeeding.

JustMeAndInch Jun 14th, 2013 22:20 PM

We are but i just finished my first postpartum AF, so i don't even know what my cycles will look like

twinmummy06 Jun 14th, 2013 22:40 PM

We are, but only feed a handful of times a day. Still screws with my cycles making them unpredictable though.

Tacita Jun 15th, 2013 08:49 AM

We're on our 5th cycle too. AF is regular but been having issues with a short luteal phase due to BF. I had an LP of 4 days for three cycles, so took vitamin b6 last cycle which increased it to 8 days. I'm taking a higher dose of b6 this month to hopefully make it even longer.

JessPape Jun 15th, 2013 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Tacita (Post 27925163)
We're on our 5th cycle too. AF is regular but been having issues with a short luteal phase due to BF. I had an LP of 4 days for three cycles, so took vitamin b6 last cycle which increased it to 8 days. I'm taking a higher dose of b6 this month to hopefully make it even longer.

That one is the tough one to deal with, Hope the Vitamin B6 works... I'm tempted to try the Vitex (to shorten my PRE-Ovulation time) , but they say after 6 months of breastfeeding it can decrease your milk supply. Not sure im ready for that.

dinosaur2010 Jun 15th, 2013 17:09 PM

I've no idea of how long my luteal phase is- not going down the ovulation test/temping route, just kind of seeing what happens. I seem to have ewcm from day 11 right up to AF though which is weird and obviously not an O sign for me!
This cycle I am going to just try regular BDing. We seem to dtd quite a lot around the day 15 mark, then kind of forget about it for a week which is prob when I'm Oing! It's pretty hard as DH works till midnight but I'm going to just try staying up for him!!
So far my cycles have been 45 day, 29 days, 32 days and 33 days so I guess they are becoming slightly more regular.
I only bf for bedtime feed and through night now.

dinosaur2010 Jun 15th, 2013 17:27 PM

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Originally Posted by twinmummy06 (Post 27920445)
We are, but only feed a handful of times a day. Still screws with my cycles making them unpredictable though.

I see your siggy that you were pregnant- so sorry for your loss. :hugs:
The good thing is you managed once while bf, your body will manage again, hopefully soon.

twinmummy06 Jun 15th, 2013 19:35 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur2010 (Post 27931481)
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Originally Posted by twinmummy06 (Post 27920445)
We are, but only feed a handful of times a day. Still screws with my cycles making them unpredictable though.

I see your siggy that you were pregnant- so sorry for your loss. :hugs:
The good thing is you managed once while bf, your body will manage again, hopefully soon.

Thank you xx
Think I'm 4dpo so we will see :thumbup:

Tacita Jun 16th, 2013 14:42 PM

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Originally Posted by JessPape (Post 27927201)
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Originally Posted by Tacita (Post 27925163)
We're on our 5th cycle too. AF is regular but been having issues with a short luteal phase due to BF. I had an LP of 4 days for three cycles, so took vitamin b6 last cycle which increased it to 8 days. I'm taking a higher dose of b6 this month to hopefully make it even longer.

That one is the tough one to deal with, Hope the Vitamin B6 works... I'm tempted to try the Vitex (to shorten my PRE-Ovulation time) , but they say after 6 months of breastfeeding it can decrease your milk supply. Not sure im ready for that.

I took (and am still taking) vitex to encourage AF to return after having my LO. I was worried about the possible decrease in milk supply but decided I could always stop taking it if it happened. As it turned out, it actually increased my supply for a while, which was a bonus. I've found that the b6 was what shortened my pre-ovulation time, last month taking ovulation from CD27 to CD18 - so maybe worth trying that if you're not already :)


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