Hi Ladies! I have done a lot of lurking on the forums but haven't been active. I am hoping to get some suggestions. My husband is in the military and is deployed. I am really hoping to start ovulating again by the time he gets back (April-ish) My DS is 13 months old, I have not got my PPAF yet :( He currently is nursing in the morning, sometimes at nap time, and bedtime. I have also started wearing a shirt and bra to sleep in cause he is a lil houdini and will get to my boobs while we sleep :) I have been trying to cut down on the length and amount of nursing sessions. Tonight was the first night where he nursed for a few minutes and then I pulled my bra down and tried to just cuddle with him. He fussed for less then a min then laid right back down to sleep, yeaaah!! I am hoping that maybe if I can wean him down to just 1 nursing session a day AF will return. I REALLLLLLY would love to tandem nurse but i'm starting to think that isn't possible. I've been reading on the board here too that it takes a few months "usually" too before you ovulate. This is my first baby and I'm just torn on what to do. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated!
Hi sunnygal! I was in the same boat as you last summer. I was really hoping AF would return before hubby, but it didn't happen. My DS was younger than yours at the time, though, so I think you have a greater chance. My AF came back when DS was 14.5 months old, but I kind of forced it. I started taking Vitex in a formulation called Femaprin. Within two weeks of starting I ovulated, then AF started about six days later. Since your baby is already over a year old, I think it more likely you will O before your AF starts, or at least you'll O in your first cycle. Have you checked out Kellymom.com's article about transition to fertility? Here you go, just in case: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html#transition . My boy still nurses all the time, especially at night, and I ovulate okay. My first O after my first AF was pretty late, but the next cycle it was a week earlier. It's the LP that seems to be the BFing mom's biggest hurdle. I like your idea of wearing a bra to bed to prevent DS. I may have to try it. BTW, what branch is your hubby? Mine is Air Force. Good luck!