Originally Posted by konayossie
I just read this! Well, all but the last couple chaps--my interlibrary loan ran out. Pretty interesting stuff, though I don't remember much that would help people TTC? I thought most of the fertility info was just about bfing as a natural birth control? Maybe I missed something skipping the last chaps!
I've got this copy on interlibrary loan as well, I've still got one renewal left, though. Hahaha. It's a very interesting book so far...
There is not too much that would help, just a few bits of info I know I was kind of excited to read about. I've always wondered why each woman is so different in terms of fertility return post partum... if it had anything to do with frequency of sucking, duration, time of day, etc. I know everybody's system responds differently to the same level of hormones, but let's see... I will get what I can out of it to share:
"As long as the baby is suckling at least six times a day, amounting to 65 minutes total, and including some night feeding, a woman is unlikely to release a ripe egg from her ovary (ovulate). Most women do not ovulate until after they have resumed menstruation. However, about 10% might do so prior to their first period. This is more likely to happen the longer lactation lasts, so that women who breastfeed for several years are the ones who are most likely to have pre-menstrual ovulation."
That's one quote, I know there was some more stuff that may be relevant, though. I'm not sure where she got those numbers from, but there they are nonetheless! That one is kind of a bummer for me, as my 15 month old is still suckling for at least 100 minutes in 24/hrs and still no ppaf.