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so... i went for my yearly pap today and the dr said that maybe i have to stop BF in order to get pregs, that for some ladies it is imposs to get pregs whilst BF. she said maybe my prolactin levels are too high, and thats why im not pregs yet, as we've been trying for 17 months now. i told her that i only just got my first 10 day luteal phase as ive just night weaned, but she didnt seem to care too much about that. i see that im ovulating each month (pretty much) as i do clear blue easy fertility monitor.
what do you guys think?? im so disheartened. do you think i need to wean oliver? he turns 2 on jan 9th so maybe its time? ugh, i feel so guilty just thinking about it but im 37 and i really want another baby or two.
If you just got your first 10 day LP then perhaps try a couple more months before fully weaning. How often does he tend to nurse? Could you cut it back a little to maybe increase your chances and continue bfing even if to a lesser degree?
he is now BF 4-5 times a day. i could cut back on the after nap BF maybe. ugh. this is so hard!!! well, i DTD when i was Oing this month so keep your fingers crossed for me that i can be pregs and show my dr shes wrong!!!
thanks for the advice
You only have to stop if you want to. I have gotten pregnant TWICE while breastfeeding (this time while breastfeeding two)! It has happened for me after my cycles got more regulated after the feeds had cut down to 6-7 or fewer a day.
I'm not sure that breastfeeding will affect your LP, although it can take a while for a woman's cycles to get more regular while breastfeeding. I got pregnant while breastfeeding 3-4 times a day, and I had my period back for about a year (with some irregular cycles).
Have you ever read the book Taking Care of Your Fertility? If not, I would recommend it, I think it would fill in the blanks for you and help you understand your cycles better so you can get pregnant.
Andrea, mom to Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (2)