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TTC while breastfeeding

May 14th, 2018, 12:29 PM   #1
Hi Ladies,

My boy is currently 4 months old and is EBF. I plan to start weaning at 6 months but hope to supplement feed alongside for as long as suits us both. We're hoping to start TTC when he's about 9 months but if AF has not reappeared what do I track? I feel I have been ovulating the past 2 months with EWCM appearing around the same time each month. But what else is a reliable tracker? Is temping effective? Do OPKs work while BF or do BF hormones interrupt the readings? Thanks for your help!

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May 15th, 2018, 22:45 PM   #2
Didn’t want to read and run. Can give BBT a go but obviously broken sleep can affect readings, I don’t know if opks would work though, sorry

Fx and best of luck x

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May 16th, 2018, 19:26 PM   #3
I got a lot of false positive OPKs when I was BFing. For me my cycle came back when baby got serious about solids. Mine loved solids from young so my period returned at between 7 and 9 months. Your cycles are quite likely to be all over the place to start with. I have gotten pregnant 4 times while BFing though.

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