Hey mothers! My almost 6-month-old son is EBF, no pacifiers, no bottles, no solids, fed on demand, etc. I have friends that have had their first postpartum period at 8 weeks and some at 16 months (and everything in between.) I noticed a pretty good deal of EWCM the other day and I'm wondering (hoping not!) if it means that I ovulated. I have had a little bit of EWCM and little twinges at a few points since he's been born, but so far no period. (Yay!)
I have some questions:
Can you get EWCM while breastfeeding and it not mean ovulation?
Can you ovulate while breastfeeding and not have a period afterwards?
How will I know when my fertility is back before the period comes?
What was your first postpartum period like? (Mine were hoooooorrible before I got pregnant so I'm hoping that they're milder and not as painful once they do return.
Did your milk change when your periods came back?
DH and I would like to have our kids close-ish together (like born 2 years apart) but I plan on breastfeeding as long as possible. Has anyone successfully nursed through a pregnancy and then tandem nursed?
Sorry for asking so many questions...you don't have to answer them all. :o)
(BTW, I cross-posted in the Fertility Forum.)