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July 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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As much as I am stoked AF showed today (I will be camping on Thursday-Sunday), I am starting to get nervous about my LP. I know it is normal for LP to be shorter while breastfeeding. For the first 2 cycles, my LP has only been 8 days. Since we are wanting to TTC in the next couple of cycles this is concerning me. My milk supply is extremely shaky. It has been really good since I started Ca/Mg supplements after ovulation. I took B6 for my energy and mood earlier in my PP period and it caused a drop in supply. Is there something I can take to extend my LP but not decrease supply? I am already having to constantly take fenugreek and blessed thistle to keep the supply I have. I am trying to build a freezer stash to use when I am no longer pumping and transitioning her to non breast milk.
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July 29th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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There really isn't anything, because it's the Prolactin that affects ovulation...which affects your LP. It usually lengthens gradually, by a day or two with each post partum cycle that you have....but some women find that it just stays short until after they wean. When happens, it can mean making a tough decision about whether it's more important to keep nursing than to TTC or whether TTC is more important than continuing to nurse. There is no right answer to that one, it's very individual!
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July 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I'm having the same issues, my first LP when I started charting again was 8 days, then 9 days, and this last cycle was 10 days. Its been slowly going up on its own without taking anything.
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July 31st, 2012, 05:23 PM
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So far, both cycles have been 8 days. We will see how long the next one is. I *think* that it was about .5 day longer since I can pretty much tell the hour I ovulate because of ovulation pains.
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August 1st, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Hopefully they get longer for you, this last cycle it was like 10.5 because I started in the afternoon on 11DPO.
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August 1st, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I have no advice, but I just wanted to say I love the new siggy! Marsi is getting so big!
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August 1st, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Awe...thanks! She is SO big and is starting to walk! She took 6 steps in a row today!
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August 13th, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Mine have started out short, but always normalized, just give it time.
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