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I charted while ttc this last time, but haven't since ds#3 was born almost 9 months ago. I'm running higher body temp than my norm--I've checked it over the last two weeks because I think I may have O'ed 2 weeks ago (AF has not returned postpartum yet). If I did O, I'm 15 dpo.<br><br>
But since I haven't been temping since giving birth, I don't know if maybe these higher temps are "normal" while I'm still bf'ing. Can bf'ing keep your body temp higher like pregnancy does?<br><br>
Does anyone know through experience or research when your body temp goes back to normal postpartum? (And, therefore, should I be running out for a test soon . . . ?)<br><br>
Thanks, mamas!
 

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I don't know about any research but I have been temping since DS was 6 months old - he will turn one next week. My temps finally went back to being normal (instead of wildly fluctuating) around a month ago (so he was 10 months), but AF hasn't returned yet. I work full time and he started refusing bottles at 7.5 months, so he only nurses ~5x/day (when I can get back to feed him at lunch) or 4x if I can't.<br><br>
I have no idea when AF might return... things just started feeling normal "down there" a couple months ago so it still may be a while. Hopefully not too long - we'd really like #2 at some point.
 

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I did not temp religiously with my first, but I am BFing my 11 month-old and my temps are definitely higher. Despite around the clock nursing, my AF returned at 4 months! Your temps may be all over the place because of night nursing? I have started to temp between 4-5 am when he wakes to nurse and have found it more reliable then upon waking which can be anywhere from 6-8am preceded by any number of morning nursings and rolling around.<br>
HTH<br>
You should also post in the Nursing moms thread!
 
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