Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had a baby 7 months ago and am on the pill currently, but I was wondering how would I go about getting pregnant again.

I don't know if I'm ovulating as I breastfeed with starting the baby on other foods as well. Would I be ovulating on the same schedule as I did before I got pregnant? It only took a month of trying before I got pregnant the first time so if that was the case I'd have a general idea of when I'm fertile. Right now I have no clue.

Thanks a bunch.

ANSWER

If you are on the breastfeeding pill (progesterone only, such as Micronor or Nor-QD) or the regular pill (estrogen and progesterone), you are not ovulating. If you are continuing to breastfeed, it *might* take you a little time to start ovulating again. When you're ready, just go off the pills and good luck!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.