Thursday, June 18, 2009

Breastfeeding and Fertility

I’ve always read and been told that breastfeeding is a natural contraceptive. The basic tenets of this is that your cycle really won’t return and get back to normal while you are still breastfeeding full time. Obviously, that’s not a fool proof form of birth control. Afterall, we see families with closely spaced kids all the time, where the moms did nurse their older babies, even while carrying the younger ones.

But from my experience, I’ve found this to be true. Until Baby Bunny began to regularly eat “solid foods” – rice and oatmeal – my cycle never returned. And then even now that it's back, it's not exactly normal.

I’m ok with this, mind you. We’re not yet in a place to start trying for an addition to the family. I just find it curious that even when not trying, I’m still paying such close attention to cycles and such.

How about you other mamas, especially those who have going through multiple TTC cycles?

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