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#1 of 2 Old 03-13-2014, 09:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So, Husband and I have been talking about having another baby (no set date) and I'm still nursing the almost-one-year old.

 

Now, on conception and nursing, I've heard the full spectrum, and I'm rather confused.  My mother says I would have to completely wean my daughter, but I know people have breastfed older kids while pregnant.

 

My cycle has not returned, but I'm also on the IUD which I've heard anectdotally can stop the flow.


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As soon as your cycles return, technically speaking you are fertile. It may take a few cycles fir your LP to be long enough to support a pregnancy, it might not, it varies greatly from person to person .

ETA- You most definitely do not have to wean. Ive gotten pregnant with #2, #3, & #5 while BFing. As long as you ovulate, you have just as much a chance if getting pregnant as someone who isn't BFing
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