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Old 06-18-2008, 12:03 PM   #11
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Re: BC while BFing - WWYD?

I love TCOYF. But its section on BFing and NFP is pretty sparse...

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Old 06-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #12
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I love TCOYF. But its section on BFing and NFP is pretty sparse...
Have you tried temping to see if there is a pattern?
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
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Yep - there's not. I suspect it's also because I can't get a good consistent time going for my waking temp. DS was an awesome sleeper until he hit 4 months, and since then he's been all over the place. Some nights he sleeps 8 hours, other nights (like last night!) he is up every two hours. Makes it hard to get reliable numbers.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:26 PM   #14
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have you taken any classes/read books on NFP?
NFP is HIGHLY effective for postponing pregnancy - more so than condoms.

I recommend NFP. It is completely safe, natural ... nothing to affect your milk supply or your hormones or your mood

Plus, if you are wanting to avoid/postpone pregnancy (and it sounds like you are) you really need to be in control of your own fertility and know where you are in your cycle, which NFP allows. Hormonal typs of bc interfer with your body's normal fertility signs so you're left "guessing" about ovulation; barrier methods aren't as effective as NFP.

if you need more NFP info, i'd suggest the couple to couple league
I 3rd 4th 5th this! The only reason I'm preggers w/ #3 is b/c we knew I was ovulating and DTD anyway, but used a film....yeah, those films don't work But NFP does!!
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I used nfp both to avoid and help ttc. I really liked it, but everything I read admits that it is supposed to be less effective and harder to track when you are BFing but have not yet had a PP AF (I haven't yet).
hmmmmmm... i have never been under that impression. i am currently bfing my second baby - neither time did i have any problems with tracking before PP AF arrived

where is your info coming from?
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Yep - there's not. I suspect it's also because I can't get a good consistent time going for my waking temp. DS was an awesome sleeper until he hit 4 months, and since then he's been all over the place. Some nights he sleeps 8 hours, other nights (like last night!) he is up every two hours. Makes it hard to get reliable numbers.
there are different NFP methods
honestly, i only took my morning temp for the first 6 months; from that point on i have always went by CM characteristics. every mama i know IRL that uses NFP only does CM b/c tempting at the same time each day is nearly impossible with lo's and none of them have had surprises.
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I recommend NFP. Once I got the hang & trusted it, I loved it. It was highly effective for us while I BF #2. The only reason I got pg again so soon is that DH honestly/actually "forgot" the fertility conversation we had - right before we went upstairs to "lay down". He wasnt ready for another - I was - but i told him it was a "RED" day and he forgot -"oops" - but he thinks now that it was his subconscious wanting another baby.... But we can pinpoint to the date that we conceived because it was a fertile day that we were aware of!

BTE_ we did mucous-only method and that was easier timewise - u chart all the time, etc.
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I know everyone is different but I was on the mini pill and didn't have any problems with my supply at all. I also am not very good at taking it at the same time or even every day I didn't have any problems and my doc even said that if I wanted to I could keep taking that instead of switching back to the regular pill so I did still no suprises babies. As soon as I stopped taking it I got pregnant.
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