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June 13th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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I'm 7 weeks pp. I have pretty severe PCOS (when it comes to my cycles, I only ovulate once or twice a year). I got pregnant naturally and used NFP the entire time we were TTC.

We'd like to get pregnant again right away, but we figure it will be awhile since I'm EBFing.

Given all that, when should I start worrying about charting again? It's pretty rare to ovulate while EBFing right? Can I wait to start until he starts on solids and isn't BFing as much?

I'd like some heads up as to when I could start and not be wasting my time...lol. It's hard to think of being tied to that thermometer again!
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June 13th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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It isn't entirely rare if your LO sleeps through the night, or if they ever take a pumped bottle, etc. I just asked a similar question to this a few months ago (My lil guy is 12 weeks old now, and I asked when he was like 4 weeks old). I asked when others started charting again. I personally wish I had started sooner than I did now because I had my first postpartum period 6.5 weeks (earlier than expected) after LJ was born, and he's only breastmilk fed, occasionaly has a pumped bottle though.
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June 13th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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It isn't entirely rare if your LO sleeps through the night, or if they ever take a pumped bottle, etc. I just asked a similar question to this a few months ago (My lil guy is 12 weeks old now, and I asked when he was like 4 weeks old). I asked when others started charting again. I personally wish I had started sooner than I did now because I had my first postpartum period 6.5 weeks (earlier than expected) after LJ was born, and he's only breastmilk fed, occasionaly has a pumped bottle though.

wow 6.5 weeks? Yee gads I kind of hope that cramping the other day wasn't ovulation otherwise I might get pregnant a little sooner than I anticipated.

The longest he goes without eating is 4 or 5 hours, and I don't pump or supplement so....but I guess I might as well just start.
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June 13th, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Take a moment to read about the conditions for LAM in the breastfeeding sticky. If you meet the condition for LAM, your chance of pregnancy is only 2%. There's no need to worry about charting.

Once you no longer meet the conditions for LAM, you can begin to chart again - perhaps CM only if you'd rather not be bothered with temps. There are systems of NFP that don't require temps at all.
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