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What can I do to bring back my fertility, 7months postpartum, no period, and breasfeeding 2x a day?
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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine
22 doctors agree
In brief: Stop Breast Feeding
Breast feeding causes an elevation in blood prolactin levels which can inhibit ovulation or may cause deficiency n Progesterone production that may effect implantation of an embryo.
It may tak about 6 to 8 weeks for the prolactin to normalize once you stop breast feeding.

In brief: Stop Breast Feeding
Breast feeding causes an elevation in blood prolactin levels which can inhibit ovulation or may cause deficiency n Progesterone production that may effect implantation of an embryo.
It may tak about 6 to 8 weeks for the prolactin to normalize once you stop breast feeding.
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Dr. Steven Lindheim
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Dr. M. Taslimi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Better wait
Better delay a subsequent pregnancy for 18 months or longer to decrease risk of pre-term labor, give your body time to recover, and your baby to thrive.
A gynecology visit and safe contraception is in order.

In brief: Better wait
Better delay a subsequent pregnancy for 18 months or longer to decrease risk of pre-term labor, give your body time to recover, and your baby to thrive.
A gynecology visit and safe contraception is in order.
Dr. M. Taslimi
Dr. M. Taslimi
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Lactation &fertility
When you breast feed then your prolactin hormone can prevent ovulation and menses.
You will probably start ovulating and menstruating with 1-2 months of stopping lactation. Debate about when to get pregnant again. Waiting a year may be a problem if you are older. Talk with your physician to decide. If menses do not return then we can use medication to start ovulation after testing.

In brief: Lactation &fertility
When you breast feed then your prolactin hormone can prevent ovulation and menses.
You will probably start ovulating and menstruating with 1-2 months of stopping lactation. Debate about when to get pregnant again. Waiting a year may be a problem if you are older. Talk with your physician to decide. If menses do not return then we can use medication to start ovulation after testing.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Wait.
Finish your 9-month breastfeeding plan and readdress this issue after a couple of months of no breastfeeding.
You really do not want to get pregnant wihin a year from your last delivery.

In brief: Wait.
Finish your 9-month breastfeeding plan and readdress this issue after a couple of months of no breastfeeding.
You really do not want to get pregnant wihin a year from your last delivery.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Restore fertility PP
Breast feeding on 2x's/day shouldn't inhibit fertility.
Usually at 7 mos pp, even with breast feeding, the first menses will occur. If it doesn't, i suggested having bloods for fsh, LH prolactin, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free t4, Estradiol and Progesterone drawn. There could be a number of reasons, and a gyn endocrinologist should be able to resolve the issue based upon the results.

In brief: Restore fertility PP
Breast feeding on 2x's/day shouldn't inhibit fertility.
Usually at 7 mos pp, even with breast feeding, the first menses will occur. If it doesn't, i suggested having bloods for fsh, LH prolactin, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) free t4, Estradiol and Progesterone drawn. There could be a number of reasons, and a gyn endocrinologist should be able to resolve the issue based upon the results.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe stop br. feeds
Breastfeeding delays the return of menstrual cycles.
A woman who had normal monthly cycles before pregnancy, and now is breastfeeding, may get her first period when the baby is 6-8 months old. However, the timing is varies a lot among women, so it's not very predictable. If one really wants to get pregnant as soon as possible, one has to stop breastfeeding and re-check with her ob-gyn doctor.

In brief: Maybe stop br. feeds
Breastfeeding delays the return of menstrual cycles.
A woman who had normal monthly cycles before pregnancy, and now is breastfeeding, may get her first period when the baby is 6-8 months old. However, the timing is varies a lot among women, so it's not very predictable. If one really wants to get pregnant as soon as possible, one has to stop breastfeeding and re-check with her ob-gyn doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Nothing.
Complete breastfeeding as planned and avoid getting pregnant until your infant's first birthday! short interpregnancy interval increases the risks of preterm birth, anemia, uterine rupture after cesarean section and all sorts of pregnancy complications.
Not having periods does not mean you cannot get pregnant, so use contraception!

In brief: Nothing.
Complete breastfeeding as planned and avoid getting pregnant until your infant's first birthday! short interpregnancy interval increases the risks of preterm birth, anemia, uterine rupture after cesarean section and all sorts of pregnancy complications.
Not having periods does not mean you cannot get pregnant, so use contraception!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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