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I didn't learn about NFP until after my son was born. He's almost a year now. I'm still breastfeeding and haven't had a period or any inkling that one is coming. I do have mucus, I don't really know if it's the fertile kind or not. I've had it for a long time and it doesn't seem to change. I've read all the descriptions and everything, but I didn't learn to pay attention to my body until after I became a mom, so I don't have any experience to look back on of what is normal for me. Can I pretty much count on being infertile until I have a period? I know there's a chance of ovulating before menstration returns, but isn't that pretty uncommon? My boy still nurses often throughout the day and night. Anybody more experienced than me with advice of if I need to break out the condoms or not?
 

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I would highly encourage you to contact an NFP instructor and review your signs/charts with her. No, you can't count on being infertile until menstruation returns, especially when you're nursing an older baby.<br><br>
The main thing is to chart your CM. If you have a constant unchanging pattern for 2 weeks, that's your BIP. Any change from that = fertile and requires abstinence until the 4th night of drying up past that mucus patch.<br><br>
But the main thing is review things with an instructor! Things can be pretty confusing in the postpartum time.
 

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Gotcha. I really haven't been charting because it seems like everything has been the same. But I guess I should start. I just seem to second guess my self so much, is it more sticky or stringy or clear or what??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 
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