Jump to content
Getting pregnant while breastfeeding
4 replies to this topic
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:18 PM
DH and I are keen to start trying for #3 (in fact we are already having unprotected sex).
My concerns are that I am still breastfeeding our 4 month old baby and haven't had a period yet.
Is there any chance that I can fall pregnant Before getting AF back?
Since I have PCOS - ovulation tests don't work for me
When have others got AF back while breastfeeding? If I substituted 2 or 2 feeds with formula so that I am not exclusively breastfeeding would that up my chances of AF returning sooner?
I am in unfamiliar territory since with my #1 DS I got AF back within 8 weeks of birth even with exclusively breastfeeding.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:26 PM
I fell pregnant with my 2nd son while still breastfeeding the first. What I thought was my first period was infact implantation bleeding.
I fell pregnant with # 4 whilst feeding #3, had been having periods again for about 5 months.
I am still breastfeeding number 6, and am pregnant again. This time it took about 12 months to conceive. I think my advancing years played a part in it though.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:31 PM
Yes, you can get pregnant when exclusively breastfeeding. But it certainly isn't a given.
Four months is not very old, I would keep trying before changing anything.
My fertility returned once DD started sleeping through at 11 months.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:35 PM
You can in that you ovulate before your first period, but only the once, you do not ovulate every month and just not get a period.
So those that get pregnant before their periods had returned, if they hadn't gotten pregnant that first ovulation would have gotten their first period instead.
For me my cylcle didn't return until DD was 16 months and ony after I had weaned her at 15m. We weaned so that we could TTC.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:43 PM
Yes you can definitely fall pregnant while breastfeeding and before AF returns. As PP has said, ovulation occurs before AF so it is possible to fall pregnant without having had a period. For me AF returned within 8 weeks after both my boys and I was exclusively BF. I fell pregnant with #2 when #1 was 11 months old (we weren't trying though, we had a whoopsie) and I was still BF then.
But as another PP said, I wouldn't be messing with the feeding of your little one just to hurry up conception. 4 months is still very young and they need your BM more.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Everyone loves a personalised Christmas present - especially those which have been lovingly created by little hands. These Christmas gifts are so easy that even your toddler will be able to make them.
Our friends at The Sun-Herald are giving you the chance to win a family pass to Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
I?m not ready for my son to stop believing in Santa yet. But should I treat him like the intelligent and sensible boy that he is and tell the truth, or should I lie, with the good intentions of keeping the magic alive for just a little longer?
More than half a million lights, countless hours of work, a world record - and it's all for a good cause.
Doctors made a shocking discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside 16-month-old?s ear canal.
Introducing the new campaign to help mums and babies around Australia.
Despite safety campaigns by organisations such as Kidsafe, the number of children dying and being injured in driveway accidents has remained steady. One mother shares her story of loss and warns others to pay attention.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Fitness blogger and football wife Caroline Berg Eriksen has come under fire for posting a photo of her amazing post-baby body on Instrgram just four days after giving birth. She has defended the picture saying she is "proud" of what her body has achieved.
A pregnant woman had her baby taken by British social workers after a forced caesarean section - and the child has still not been returned to her.
When kids want something, they'll ask ... and ask ... and ask ... until you cave in. You can teach them to unlearn this annoying tactic by saying just three words.
Babies love getting their little gums around keys - but these ones are cleaner and more fun than the set on your key ring.
Top 5 Articles
Win one of 9 LEGO® DUPLO® Planes? ?Skippers? Flight School set for Christmas. Enter here for your chance to win.
Join Essential Baby and Aldi in celebrating Chrismas, with gift guides, the truth about Santa and how to manage christmas while pregnant + lots more.
Enter for your chance to win all 12 of these Hasbro toys - including a year supply of Duracell batteries to keep them all going!
Breaking Bad, The Great Gatsby and Game of Thrones are all inspiring baby names in the UK this year ? but royal names are on the decline.
To celebrate the launch of this gorgeous new baby skincare range, Essential Baby is giving our readers the chance to win one of ten Little Bairn Essentials Gift Packs.
For a limited time you can save 50% off when you gift unlimited access to The Age or SMH. It's the gift for those you love, who love to know.
One of the world's hottest party stylists and creator of blog sensation www.karaspartyideas.com, Kara Allen is touring Australia in February and March 2014. Enter now for your chance to win a ticket to her workshop.
Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.
Here's a selection of vintage boys and girls monikers which have traditionally been used as either nicknames or given names, from the 1880s through to the 1950s.
Free Printable Activities
Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.