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October 6th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Hi, I've posted here a few times before. I'm BFing my 8 1/2 month old and still don't have AF back. Is it normal for BBT to be very low while BFing? I just decided to start charting again (we aren't trying to avoid right now, I just wanted to see where my temps are at and to be able to see when I start ovulating again, whenever that will be). My temp this morning was 96.4! It was never that low when I was charting before I got pregnant!
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October 6th, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Yes, it's normal. After having a baby your thyroid function can be a little sluggish, especially starting around 3-6 months PP and continuing for the first year or so. Low thyroid function causes a lower BBT. In most cases, this resolves on it's own and sometimes women need a bit of medication to support the thyroid. Other symptoms include feeling cold (especially hands and feet), hair falling out, foggy memory. I usually experience it after my babies too, but it seems to improve when I remember to take my vitamins and supplements known to support thyroid funciton.
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October 6th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Thanks for your response! What supplements do you take to help your thyroid function?
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October 6th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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I don't know about temps..I don't temp. But isn't it annoying when breastfeeding everything gets all wacky?!! Ha, I'm only 4 months into it so I got alot longer before I get normal I think! Good luck!
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October 7th, 2009, 12:02 AM
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Thanks for your response! What supplements do you take to help your thyroid function?
I follow the recommendations in Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition by Marilyn Shannon - especially Flax Seed Oil. In the past, I've temped just to see if the Flax Seed Oil was actually having an effect and it was neat to watch my temp slowly climb up into a more normal range within a few weeks of supplementing.
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October 7th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Thanks, Shawna!

What's weird is that after your first post I looked up low thyroid function and I don't really have they typical symptoms of low thyroid (other than low BBT). My hands and feet are cold, but they have always been. And I'm definitely not gaining weight~ I'm 10 lbs underweight right now (due to breastfeeding).
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October 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Yeah, it can just be a little bit low - enough to affect your temp, but not enough to produce the other symptoms.
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Mine certainly was low while bf'ing and temping!
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