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I am still breastfeeding my third child who is 19 months. I had trouble getting pregnant with #2 and #3 ( both were breastfed until 3 months into my subsequent pregnancy) but minor hormonal tinkering helped those times ( first time jump started with provera, second time one month of BCP) neither of which worked this time, so my dr started me on clomid. I took it CD 3-7, I am now CD 19 and OPK are negative so far, but lots of EWCM...<br><br>
Starting to wonder if Clomid is going to work for me, maybe I need to wean my little man completely, I am older now, 35, maybe things just aren't the same.<br><br>
Just wanted to see if anyone been successful getting pregnant while breastfeeding and taking Clomid?<br><br>
Everything I have read states you should ovulate by 9 days after your last clomid dose? Anyone ovulating later? I don't want to keep doing OPK if there is no chance of getting a positive, they tend to be a little on the pricey side?<br><br>
Thanks in advance for all your replies!<br><br>
Amanda
 

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Amanda,<br><br>
Do a search for clomid and nursing. There have been some threads on it and some women have gotten pregnant. I am nursing a 21 month old and am on my first clomid cycle. I took it CD5-9 and am now on day 11 and waiting for ovulation. I spoke with my lactation consultant and she confirmed that clomid is safe while nursing, but may lead to a decrease in milk supply (which thankfully hasn't happened for me). However, nursing <i>may</i> still decrease your fertility so that clomid doesn't work.<br><br>
Here's to hoping we both prove that you can get pregnant while nursing with clomid!!
 

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Thanks Julia'sMom,<br><br>
I did do a search and read prior posts on the subject, I also checked out fertility friends chart gallery and found that somewhat encouraging. I am now on CD 20 with continued - opk tests, and EWCM is gone, temps are still down,but I am beginning to guess that it is just not going to happen. New plan is to cut back on nursing, and when we come back from a vacation in 2 weeks, really try to taper him off . I nursed my first son until 3, second son 2 1/2 . I feel not so great about cutting #3 off before he is 2, but at the same time I look at the bigger picture and see that adding another kid to our family is important.<br><br>
I hope that you are successful this cycle<br><br>
amanda
 

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Yep...we did. Still nursing both!
 

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I conceived on clomid while nursing - 150mg days 5-9. I ovulated around day 21 I think. Honestly I didn't use OPKs, just planned to not skip more than one day in between sex. This is the same way DS was conceived, same dosage, same O day, everything, except this time I was nursing. He is still going strong and I'm 25 weeks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck to you!
 
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