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***Word of warning *** Breast feeding does not stop ovulation......

(9 Posts)
smellymelly Thu 07-Jul-05 15:31:41

No I'm not pregnant again, thankfully.

But just to let you know AF has arrived with a vengeance today, and I'm still nearly fully breast-feeding twins, that means 8 feeds a day in total. (they do have one bottle at bedtime, though, at about 7pm)

I did have an idea that I had started ovulating again a few weeks back. So I was very careful.

Also, be aware that the twins are only 6.5 months old, and my periods have returned much sooner than dd1 who I breast fed till 9 months old, but I thinks periods started when she was about 7 or 8 months.

I read somewhere that night feeds have a bearing on ovulation, but the babies have slept through from about 9 weeks, so they have not had night feeds for ages.

sweetkitty Thu 07-Jul-05 15:34:47

would echo that as well SM I have had a period every month since lochia ended, DD fully breastfed until 6 months. Am 13 weeks pregnant and have just finished breastfeeding DD whos almost 1.

spidermama Thu 07-Jul-05 15:37:19

Wow! Thanks for the warning. I'll be more careful from now. I thought fully BFing was enough to keep the eggs at bay.

jenkel Thu 07-Jul-05 15:46:23

Another one here, I was still fully breastfeeding, though dd was sleeping through the night and I fell pregnant with dd2.

Norash Thu 07-Jul-05 15:53:11

I breast feed, mainly at night and had a period after 11 weeks.

compo Thu 07-Jul-05 15:54:28

My midwife told me you are at your most fertile staright after giving birth and breastfeeding

Kelly1978 Thu 07-Jul-05 16:20:25

wow, u r doing well to still eb fully feedign them. Mine are on about half/half now. I've jsut started again too, and mine are only 15 weeks.

purpleturtle Thu 07-Jul-05 16:40:09

I think they say that you have to be feeding at least 6 hourly (and probably more often than that) for it to prevent ovulation. And even then, there'll be exceptions, won't there? So if you're not feeding at night, you're probably not doing enough IYSWIM

starlover Thu 07-Jul-05 16:45:57

mine came back 2 weeks after lochia stopped
was b/f every 3 hours

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