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    Hi all, hope this is in the right place! Just looking for some tips or tricks or advice I am still breastfeeding my lo (nearly one year old) and am thinking about ttc no 2. I currently feed around 4 times a day but am looking to start dropping that down as (a bit tmi) my period still hasn't returned. Were you able to conceive while bfing? How many feeds were you doing/times? Any advice on which feeds to drop first..? Is one a week sounding about right? Thanks!!

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    I started to cut down to 3 feeds and i got pregnant but sadly miscarried. My daughter was 8 months.
    Then I cut down to 2 feeds after that, morning and night and I'm currently 6+5 with baby 2 and my daughter is 13 months.
    She is still feeding twice a day!
    Good luck! It can definitely be done!

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    How exciting!!! Good luck Hun! Xx

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    Subbing - DD is 20mths and just dropped to two feeds (morning and night) but af still hasn't returned.

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    I found my period returned when my boys started sleeping through the night, he was still feeding a lot through the day though. I fell pregnant whilst breastfeeding my first. And I will still be breastfeeding my second while TTC number 3. Best of luck.

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    I am currently 6 weeks pregnant and my son is 14 months old. He is currently only feeding 2-3 times during the day and none overnight. I found my cycles started once I got down to 4 feeds a day with no overnight feeds (at about 9 - 10 months). They were hard to track though as they were very irregular. Good luck!!

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    Default TTC while Breastfeeding

    My period had returned but I was still feeding when we went for our 2nd.
    I now have a 3 week old and a 2 year old sorry I can't remember how many feeds
    Edit- I'm still feeding both and fed the 2 year old throughout the pregnancy

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    Yes I conceived my second while breastfeeding my first who was 4 months old, I would have been doing maybe 8 feeds/24 hrs but my cycle had returned at 6 weeks pp. I have just weaned my toddler (21 months) so that we can try for number 3 in a few months,I had a regular cycle 6 pp after number 2 despite feeding both. My 7 month old feeds 6 times per day at the moment. I would just start trying even though you've not having a period yet, for cutting down feeds to wean my toddler I cut back the after nap time one first as it was easier to distract her during the day then I cut down the evening one with the morning last to go (this wAs her favourite). Good luck! So exciting!

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    I conceived my dd while still breastfeeding my ds but af had returned (he was 6 months old). He was 10 months old and still having 4 feeds a day. He fully weaned himself by 12 months, I think my milk changed a lot when I fell pregnant and he didn't like it.


 

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