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shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 430 posts
17th May '13

My period came back around 6 or 8 weeks pp, and I was ebf. I ended up getting pregnant again when ds was around 6 months, right after coming of the mini pill and using the pull out method. Breastfeeding doesn't gaurantee that you won't ovulate and get pregnant.

mmmc15 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyoming 708 posts
17th May '13

AF flow returns for me around 3-4 mo PP and EBF all of mine. Watch for signs of fertility returning (EWCM, spotting) and you can always start doing BBT. That won't let you know when you are going to ovulate but it will let you know when you have. Keep in mind that BFing causes an increase in prolactin and that can shorten LP making pregnancy more difficult to achieve. There are however plenty of women who conceive while BFing with no problems



Love the pic BTW. That is exactly how mine look while I nurse. Almost bigger than the baby when they tiny :)

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1733 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" I was using the mini pill and EBF and got pregnant. No effort necessary. I wouldn't count on breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... I couldn't get my supply back. My dr said it is common because of the hormone change in pregnancy. Just wanted to warn you."</blockquote>




Hmm, never heard of that. I geuss if I have to sacrifice bfing to have another LO, its worth it : )

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1733 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mmmc15:</b>" AF flow returns for me around 3-4 mo PP and EBF all of mine. Watch for signs of fertility returning (EWCM, ... [snip!] ... with no problems Love the pic BTW. That is exactly how mine look while I nurse. Almost bigger than the baby when they tiny :)"</blockquote>



Yeah bigger than his head lol. :) and its good to hear that so many of you ladies got af AF back so soon. Thanks for the input

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
17th May '13
Quoting mmmc15:" AF flow returns for me around 3-4 mo PP and EBF all of mine. Watch for signs of fertility returning (EWCM, ... [snip!] ... with no problems Love the pic BTW. That is exactly how mine look while I nurse. Almost bigger than the baby when they tiny :)"


OMG! Mine too. I was always afraid of suffocating my baby!