Jump to content

TTC While Breastfeeding #71


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
104 replies to this topic

#101 RachealJane

Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

Starblossom i feel for you, its hard when we want another bub so bad. One lady in my parenting group was tandem feeding her toddler and a newborn and got pregnant with her third. I couldnt believe it!
Sorry to hear your luteal phase is so short. 10 days is the minimum length to be able to sustain a pregnancy so taking some B6 would be a good start to help increase it. It increased mine from 7 days to 9 days the first month i took it.
I've stopped the Vitex now because i feel i had been on it for a bit too long consecutively, 6 months non stop as i take it right the way through the month. I feel my cycle is at a good length now so i want to see if my body can sustain in by itself. I've had an 11 day luteal phase the last 2 months and i only had a 10 day luteal phase when i conceived my DD so i figure its pretty good where its at.

nattles88 Hi, you probably wont need to fully wean to be able to conceive but your cycle may be more regular once your child decreases feeding. My DD is 24 months old now and she still feeds on and off all day and night but i got my period back when she was 15months, which is the average time to get your cycle when demand feeding, and it took a few months to get to a 'normal' length. Best of luck!

Happy_daisy oh the 2ww is a killer isnt it!? Try to hold out testing too early, but i never can. I always start testing around 7dpo... lol

stickymicky how is your DD? Is she back to feeding normally again? Hope all is well.

AFM - my OPK's are a little darker then normal but definitely not positive yet. Tomorrow is cd22 which is when i've ovulated the last 2 months so hopefully it will be the same this month.... it sure makes for a long cycle when you dont ovulate til so late!


Racheal, TTC#2, BF: DD 24 mths, Cycle 8, CD 21

Edited by RachealJane, 05 May 2012 - 03:17 PM.


#102 Happy_daisy

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

Sorry to hear that Star sad.gif I have so many friends who are pregnant at the moment, some on their second, and it just sucks. bbighug.gif for you.

Hope you ovulate soon Rachael!

AFM I keep thinking that I'm feeling pregnancy symptoms...I hate the TWW!! I'm overanalysing ever little twinge and niggle. I'd had a niggly little pain near my RHS ovary on and off for the past couple of days, which I had when I was pregnant with DD, so I keep thinking that must be a sign. However it's not strong or constant enough for me to be sure. The only thing stopping me from POAS right now is that I know I dont get early BFPs, so there's no point until I'm at least 13DPO sad.gif

#103 stickymicky

Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:25 PM

Hi Girls!

Star Blossom- I totally feel your pain. One of the women in my Mothers Grp just had her 2nd baby (her 1st is 14mo) and I feel really jealous. She was demand feeding AND on the mini pill and not thrilled about being pregnant again so soon. I was sympathising but really just wishing it were me!
How pathetic am I, I even feel jealous when I hear Tori Spelling was expecting another baby so soon (shes 12 wks and her DD just 5months old- tho guessing she not breastfeeding?!)
I've become kinda obsessed with age gaps.. we always said we wanted a closeish age gap (about 2 yrs) and it just feels like that is slipping futher and further away (melodramatic much? but thats where I'm at) I'm always querying people what the age gaps between their kids are and doing mental maths to fig out how old their first was when they conceived their second.. also feeling a bit deflated whenever I hear of someone I know getting pregnant- which seems like an everyday occurance at the moment. boo.
I have just started taking vit b6 (in addition to vitex and folate). Lets hope it works some sort of magic for us both!
Really sorry to read you got AF.. but a fresh cycle, a fresh chance.. everything crossed!

Racheal- I hope you are ovulating right now! Do you find the OPKs turn positive quite suddenly or do they start getting darker early on? I just recieved my pack of internet cheapies and so far they are just total negatives (not even a faint 2nd line) so I find them quite demoralising sad.gif .
Thanks for asking, my DD is mostly better now, but I feel she is losing interest in the boob. I think this is beacuse she just has 1 feed/day so it's probably just a pretty slow trickle and probably not really worth her while. Since she has been unwell I've been offering her as much as she wants but the feeds are getting so short now and I get the feeling she's moving on. This is probably a good thing from a TTC point of view, but rather upsetting in every other regard. I've been pumping to try increase my supply but feel we are at a cross roads and perhaps now is a good time wean... I'm working full time and studying so pumping isn't a long term solution. Will see what happens over the next few weeks.  Best of luck to you for catching that egg! Fingers and toes are crossed for you

Happy Daisy- how many DPO are you? I hope the 2WW goes super fast for you and ends with a BFP. I feel positive for you!! Good luck resisiting the early test.

Nattles- hello and a warm welcome. Hmm.. that does sound very odd about your cycle.. surely if you have ovulated (and sounds like you have) but not pregnant than AF should follow any day now? Once you've had AF back maybe you could start temping to give you a clearer picture of what is happening.. it seems to me that when you are BFing practically anything can happen with your cycle.. but yes you can definitely get preggo when BF, if you read back through this thread you'll see it happens all the time! Good luck!

AFM- well I'm on CD19 and have been charting temps etc for the first time ever. No sign of ovulation at all (my temps are really low <36 and I'm dry as a bone- apols for tmi) and have a feeling this is going to be a loonnng anovulatory cycle.  sigh.

Edited by stickymicky, 06 May 2012 - 09:56 AM.


#104 TarneeW

Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

Hi all,

Sorry I've been a little slack updating. It takes me forever on my phone (we live in the dark ages without a home computer) and I can never find the time..... I hope everyone is well original.gif

Happy_daisy - Thanks for updating the list! Good luck with your TWW - I hope you have some good news at the end original.gif You're stronger than I am. I POAS constantly even though I know it's too early.... How long do you have to wait?

Stickymickey - great AF is back for you. Try not to worry too much at this stage if you can! Easier said than done, I know original.gif

Last month for me was very dry too (sorry tmi, kinda weird writing this stuff sometimes lol), possibly slightly different this time???? I will keep you updated....

Starblossom - I thought ovulation resulted in AF.... All working together.... It has confused me lol! I guess it like being on the pill though.... Im not sure.

Sorry to hear AF arrived but fantastic you had a 28 day cycle. At least it will come around quicker for monitoring and hopefully your LP will adjust itself and lengthen soon original.gif

Stickymickey & Starblossom -Basically i'm just going by CM observations. I'm not temping at the moment as our kid's are sleeping really badly and all over the place so there would be no real consistency. I haven't yet used Opk's before but am considering getting some if things don't go back to normal soon.

After my last AF, I hadn't had any notable CM, especially EWCM - at all. I was thinking I was having a really long cycle and on CD31 AF arrived completely unexpectedly which is why I was assuming I didn't ovulate. 

RachealJane - I hope you've had a positive opk! What brand do you use?

Nattles88 - Welcome! My cycles each time resumed around 18 months although this time, it was about 14 although (as above) it's not normal. I've never had spotting, AF just returned out of the blue. 

Sorry I can't help much.... Everyone is different so you will probably find others relate. I hope you don't have to wait too long!

AFM - Not much going on here. I'm on CD14 and according to FF, I should be starting to ovulate although no signs really. I'm thinking of trying Vitex although will wait and see how things go this cycle. What do those of you on Vitex suggest? Would you recommend it? 

Sorry if I missed anyone.... It's tricky going back and forward between posts on my phone & replying. I draft notes and then when I go to reply others have updated and things have changed.... original.gif

Good luck everyone!  




#105 ~A2~

Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

Thread closed

New thread here


2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

When punishment goes too far

What should you do when a stranger goes too far when disciplining their child in public?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.