BBL 034: Breastfeeding and Your Fertility

Fertility while breastfeeding is confusing – even frustrating! I can't give you all the answers, but I go a long way towards clearing up the confusion in this podcast episode. I discuss signs of returning fertility, how to delay the return of fertility, and how to encourage your cycles if you want to get pregnant again!

In this episode I cover:

  • The truth about breastfeeding as birth control
  • How to participate in breastfeeding fertility trials
  • When will normal fertility return?
  • What steps your body goes through while breastfeeding
  • Cervical fluid changes during breastfeeding
  • What (besides pregnancy) can stop your cycle
  • How stress influences fertility
  • Should you consider weaning to get pregnant?

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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