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StaceyD93 Sun 03-Apr-16 14:46:35

Hi I'm wondering If anyone can help of offer solutions

I'm currently feeding my 18 month old. He's dropped feeds and mainly has 2. One before a nap and one before bed.

I randomly bleed every few weeks but it's not really periody. There is no pain, moodiness or any other symptoms.I just go bathroom realise I'm bleeding and carry on with my day! :/
I don't think I'm actually ovulating?

Has anyone any suggestions to kick start my body lol

WetLettuce123 Sun 03-Apr-16 15:42:56

I may be completely off the mark here but I didn't think it was easy to conceive whilst breastfeeding also, something about hormones?

BertieBotts Sun 03-Apr-16 15:44:11

Breastfeeding can suppress ovulation but if you're having periods it's likely you're ovulating. Especially with BFing so little.

What about temping or trying some OPKs to see what your cycle is doing?

notquitegrownup2 Sun 03-Apr-16 15:47:18

I believe that the suppression - which is not to be relied on - only really applies in the first 6 months. I was certainly feeding a lot more than twice a day when we conceived ds2. (My periods had returned after 18 months of very heavy feeding) HTH

Cel982 Sun 03-Apr-16 15:48:35

Why don't you start by keeping track of your periods and see how regular they are? I find the Period Tracker app good. Then you can keep an eye out for fertile cervical mucus at the right time.

Periods often do change after having a baby, so I wouldn't let the fact that they're not like they were before lead you to think they're not 'real' periods.

Hi. I'm currently about 8w pg and still bfing my 11.5mo 2-3x a day so it's possible! I only had one bleed/period, after which I monitored cervical mucus, and then basically every time I got any ewcm (3-4 times over a 5-6w period so clearly I was repeatedly trying and failing to ovulate) we dtd. It ended in a bfp about 8 weeks after the period. Not sure if that's any help but I'd look at tracking cm and temping to try to confirm ovulation as a first step.

LaceyLee Sun 03-Apr-16 20:27:15

Kellymom has some info on this I think. I believe it's less likely to not be ovulating when you're periods return after more than one year than if they return earlier than that. You could try temps or opks. I'm bf-ing my 15 m Dc and have had 3 AFs, think first two maybe were anovulatory but I felt myself ovulating this month! Going to ttc from May, would like to try now but bridesmaid at Christmas and dresses already bought so I feel that I have to wait just in case it happens quickly! Although I think it might take a bit longer than with dc1 due to the bf.

StaceyD93 Mon 04-Apr-16 14:13:22

Thanks everyone. I have a few ovulation sticks. I'm actually gonna use them this month..
I also use the period tracker on the phone
but because I was so all over the place for the last few months. however I think it's settling down a bit as it was due last Monday and came today so... I think the random spotting was actually an ovulation bleed ... is that even a thing? Lol

Thanks everyone ☺

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