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    Default Falling pregnant while breastfeeding

    Hey all. Just wanting to hear from others who have fallen pregnant whilst breastfeeding. Hubby and I want to try for another baby but I'm currently bf DS2 who is 6.5months. I haven't got my period back yet so unsure really when to try. We are sort if just going with the flow but I'm just a bit confused about it all. Obviously you can get pregnant whilst bf but if I don't have my period does that mean I'm not ovulating? So then how would I get pregnant?

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    You ovulate before your period so if you got pregnant the first time you ovulated you could theoretically not get your period back before getting pregnant. Once your child is 6 months even if you are still bf they recommend not to use bf as a method if contraception.

    I got pregnant twice while bf but both times I already had my period back.

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    I've fallen pregnant 6 times while breastfeeding..so it does happen! As the previous poster said menstruation follows ovulation so yes theoretically you can fall pregnant without a period between.

    If you want you can buy really cheap ovulation tests online and try them for a month to see if you get a LH surge which you can read about here http://www.firstresponse.com/lh-surge.asp

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    I've fallen pregnant twice while breastfeeding. Both times my AF was irregular when it returned and I didn't conceive until I O'd on day 14 of my cycle. I continued to BF into my 2nd trimester both times.
    There is some great info on returning fertility on the kellymom website.

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    I fell pregnant 4 times while breast feeding. I had only had two periods since having baby. (When she was 6months and then 8 months) It's definitely possible good luck!

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    I fell pregnant twice while breastfeeding. I got my period back after 5 months.
    First pregnancy was at 15 months (first month of trying) and was ectopic, second pregnancy was at 18 months and DD2 was born May13


    Totally in love with our two beautiful little girls.
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    I fell pregnant whilst breastfeeding, I was only feeding once a day. I got my period when I dropped a feed. My period came back around a month later. I slowly dropped feeds along the way and about 5 months later I fell pregnant. I wasn't trying earlier.

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    I fell pregnant whilst breastfeeding my daughter who was 8 months old at the time. I fell pregnant in January and my last period was the previous November
    This baby must have been "meant to be" as we only DTD once that month... Im now nearly 33 weeks.


 

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