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Old 10-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #11
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hope its ok to revive this one! I was going to as myself... I had "trouble" getting pg the first time so the second time I don' t know if I should chalk that first year of "secondary infertility" up to breastfeeding? or is this really more of an old wives tale? Now I'm worried about having the same multi year problem I had last time.

Anyone have any more success stories you're willing to share?

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #12
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Re: No pregnancy while bf'ing.

is there a thread/board that updates progress for you guys?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
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hope its ok to revive this one! I was going to as myself... I had "trouble" getting pg the first time so the second time I don' t know if I should chalk that first year of "secondary infertility" up to breastfeeding? or is this really more of an old wives tale? Now I'm worried about having the same multi year problem I had last time.

Anyone have any more success stories you're willing to share?
I've gotten pregnant while nursing twice now 9 months post partum each time on my first cycle. It can be done. But nursing has to dwindle down to just q few times a day to get my fertility back.
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I have gotten pregnant 5 times while bf'ing. 3 ended in m/c and 2 healthy babies. Our hormone levels are not optimum for pregnancy so that does make pregnancy harder to achieve and maintain. But it can be done. With the 2 babies, I did wean immediately after a bfp.
If you're less than 30, your hormone levels should be better apt to achieve and maintain a pregnancy (bf'ing or not) The older we get, the lower our hormone levels.
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I nursed my son for 16 months and did not get pregnant while nursing even though we would not have minded
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I have gotten pregnant 5 times while bf'ing. 3 ended in m/c and 2 healthy babies. Our hormone levels are not optimum for pregnancy so that does make pregnancy harder to achieve and maintain. But it can be done. With the 2 babies, I did wean immediately after a bfp.
If you're less than 30, your hormone levels should be better apt to achieve and maintain a pregnancy (bf'ing or not) The older we get, the lower our hormone levels.
oh, what I didn't know in my 20s... yep, I'm 36 and feel like I've been trying to get pg since I was 28/29. One DD, one DS, and one m/c angel in heaven... hoping for lucky number 4.
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I've gotten pregnant while nursing twice now 9 months post partum each time on my first cycle. It can be done. But nursing has to dwindle down to just q few times a day to get my fertility back.
I'm down to 2... which creeps up when the little man wakes in the night But did the same with DD and didn't conceive that year or the year after
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Re: No pregnancy while bf'ing.

I'm currently nursing my almost 16 month old DS only in the morning and before bed and I just got my AF back last month (Sept. 28th it started). However, I did O for the first time last month but I think my subsequent AF was a chemical pregnancy because I had a few +ve hpt's before AF arrived. Anyway, I'm still not pregnant and we've been NTNP ever since my son was 7 months. Up until last month all my opk's were -ve. I know it can be frustrating if you're really ttc but don't quite want to stop. Oh how nice it would be if we could have it both eh! That's why my DH and I decided to NTNP, its much less stress for us.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
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Re: No pregnancy while bf'ing.

No personal experience (just a degree in biomedical anthropology), but it is not uncommon for lactation-induced infertility to last the entire duration of nursing (2, 3, 4 years even). It's an important evolutionary trait, though frustrating in the modern day. If you ever feel down about it, take comfort in being the "fittest"
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