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juliasmom 10-04-2012 11:11 PM

LAM, EWCM and other acronyms
Whats the skinny on LAM for TTA? I meet all the criteria for ecological I really 98-99.5% safe. DD is 4 months, EBF, no bottles or pacis, feeds on demands, doesnt sleep through the night. The last week Ive had some EWCM and its kinda messing with me! It would suck to be that 2% failure rate....we would like more spacing in our kids than that, eek!

juliasmom 10-05-2012 04:02 PM

Oh crud! Just got a +opk :-/ Guess Im in the tww. Whatever Gods plan is I accept it, but I am so not ready to be pg again yet!!!

firemommaof1 10-05-2012 04:50 PM

Re: LAM, EWCM and other acronyms
I wouldn't trust breastfeeding as a preventive measure. You ovulate prior to your fppaf and you cn catch that first egg. I know from previous children my fppaf doesn't come until usually a year but I still use protection even with no signs of it coming back yet.

firemommaof1 10-05-2012 04:51 PM

Re: LAM, EWCM and other acronyms
Oh saw your second post. Good luck to you ((hugs)) update when you get news!!

dragonfly263544 10-07-2012 07:23 AM

Re: LAM, EWCM and other acronyms
((hugs)) KUP!

juliasmom 10-15-2012 02:11 PM

10 dpo and BFN so far :praying: I have never been happy to see a negative hpt feels weird. I tested + by 9-10 dpo with my previous pregnancies, so Im hopeful though still not out of the woods.

juliasmom 10-19-2012 12:07 PM

AF is here, woo hoo!

Bella Catalina 10-19-2012 02:56 PM

Re: LAM, EWCM and other acronyms
Glad you got the answer you wanted! If you weren't temping, it's also very possible that you got +OPK without ovulating, but I still wouldn't risk it if you're not prepared for another so soon.

We follow all the rules for LAM and meet the criteria for eco BFing, too, and I tend to get EWCM on and off from 4.5 mths until AF returns at 6mths. I don't actually ovulate until my 3rd cycle PP (and then my LPs are truly dismal until I stop BFing). I start charting again pretty much immediately--usually within 6-8 weeks after the birth, so I'm confident in my case, but I still won't chance it, just in case it ends up different this time.

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