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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

Br. feed contracept: Usually one is less concerned about ovulation when breast feeding, as it is an albeit unreliable contraceptive. ...Read more

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I have a question about breastfeeding and ovulation?

I have a question about breastfeeding and ovulation?

What is the question: What is the question breast feeding can supress ovulation but not absolute and there can be ovulation and can make you pregnant in you are having unprotected sex, but chances are less than if you were not breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I still ovulate if exclusively breastfeeding for 4mo and haven't had a cycle, what will be the signs of ovulation?

Can I still ovulate if exclusively breastfeeding for 4mo and haven't had a cycle, what will be the signs of ovulation?

Ovulation: Yes even if you are breast feeding you may still ovulate. So watch for the usual signs of ovulation like rise in body temp after ovulation, changes in cervical fluid or discharge , it may be egg white, and position of cervix, it us soft , high , open and wet. ...Read more

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Doctors, how much would you have to cut back in breastfeeding in an attempt to ovulate?

Doctors, how much would you have to cut back in breastfeeding in an attempt to ovulate?

There is no rule but: There may be many factors which can affect a brest feeding womens fertility, and may include frequency and amount of sucking, so if you decrease that you may start ovulating but how much and how can not be calculated. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more

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I have been on the paragard for 7months..I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months.I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

I have been on the paragard for 7months..I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months.I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

Paragard: If I understand correctly you have Paragard now making pregnancy very unlikely. Also you just stooped breastfeeding so one would expect some menstrual cycle irregularity. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Positive ovulation tests for the last 9 days. I have overactive thyroid. Why are I still getting + ovulation tests. I'm not pregnant.

Breastfeeding. Positive ovulation tests for the last 9 days. I have overactive thyroid. Why are I still getting + ovulation tests. I'm not pregnant.

You need to see: your doctor. firstly why are you doing ovulation tests?? if you have a thyroid issue then this needs treatment. please see your local doctor for evaluation and treatment. the two issues may be related. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more