997993 tn?1290751148

Possibilities of conception 4 mths after birth

Hi- I had a beautiful baby girl 4 months ago and my husband and I would like to conceive again right away.  I started my period just a couple of weeks ago and I am also breastfeeding.  I work part time so she is drinking from a bottle part of the time now.  What do you think the chances are being as I've started having my period again and the baby is bottle feeding part of the time that I could conceive right away?  I have read that it's possible to have periods without ovulating because of breastfeeding.  Do you know of anyone that was breastfeeding, resumed their period at 4 months pp that was able to conceive right away being 40+ (soon 41)?
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997993 tn?1290751148
I had invested in an ovulation kit and to my disappointment...I've detected no surge when the calculator said I should be ovulating.  I wonder what the deal is and how hard this is going to be..
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419158 tn?1316571604
I know that you are usualy very fertal after baby. I know BF can delay your AF but you dont have to have your AF to get pregnat. Some woman dont know they are because they ovulate before their first AF, resulting in a baby. I found out I was pregnant with my daughter when my youngest son was 3 months old. They are 11 months apart. It took me almost 2 years ttc my 3rd son but got pregnant the first month TTC our daughter. Best of luck!!!
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1129232 tn?1360800358
I have 2 friends that were breastfeeding and fell pregnant 9 mos after their first. My sister was bottle feeding and fell pregnant 2 mos later. Good luck.
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1124827 tn?1326741124
Hi... I had my baby last september ,but i did'nt breast feed,and fell preg 2 months later,when your breast feeding ,i don't know how quickly you'd fall preg then....
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231441 tn?1333892766
Hi, now that your periods have come back likely you are ovulating and you can get pregnant again.

Of course, as we get older it doesn't always happened as planned.  But I reckon you can monitor your cycle using temperature and/or ovulation test kit and make sure you time things right to increase your chances.

Congratulations on your daughter and best wishes for No. 2.

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