Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle, Tucson, Austin, Baltimore. Now: Urbana, IL
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Due to several food allergies, I'm still basically ebfing my dd at 13 months. AF returned just shy of 8 months pp, but my luteal phase is extremely short- about 3 days. I dealt with a short LP when ttc dd (though it was 9 days back then). I managed to increase the length of my LP with vitamin B6 and an increased caloric intake (I was a little underweight).
My question is, how can I increase the length of my LP while I'm still bfing? I know that my prolactin levels are most likely suppressing my progesterone and leading to my short LP, but can I take some supplements to help it out? How much B6 is safe? KellyMom says 25mg, but I don't think that will do much. I've heard about wild yam... is that safe? Anything else? I'm back to being a little underweight, especially under the demands of ebfing a 13 month old! I work hard at getting enough calories, but maybe it's not enough...?
Anyone else had a bfing induced LP defect and if so, how long did it take to even out? I've had AF now for 5 cycles and no signs of improvement. Did you have to wean or did it just correct itself over time?
Thanks for your suggestions!!