Will OPKs work when Im breastfeeding

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by BunnyN, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. BunnyN

    BunnyN Well-Known Member

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    Ive had kind of a surprise. I may just have got my period 6 weeks after birth. I have mixed feelings about it. I was looking forward to a while without a period but we also wanting to TTC again before too long and thought BF might stop that happening for quite a while, but prehaps not! Anyway i was thinking about testing this time around, not because I had problem getting pregnant last time but my scan dates were out by a week from what l thought last time so I thought it would be interesting to know when I ovulated if I do get pregnant. Plus it might help me work out whats going on with my cycle now. The MW thinks its a periodbut did say its very unusual to get it so soon when exclusively BFing.

    So my question is how will BFing effect O tests, can I use them like normal or will the hormones mess with the results?
     
  2. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I'm basing this on no evidence but I think they should be fine

    I've not had a period yet and I'm bfing and I've done opks for a month with barely more than a squinted of a line.

    What I will say though is that my bleeding stopped and came back around the 6 week mark then disappeared again
     
  3. BunnyN

    BunnyN Well-Known Member

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    How long was your bleeding stopped for before it started again? Thats what I thought was happening to me at first but I hadnt had any bleeding in 4 weeks so the midwife thinks its my period. Im still not sure but I thought testing for O would help me know whats going on.
     
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  4. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember ... A few weeks maybe?

    I'd do the OPK's see if it shows anything x


    Tapatalking!
     

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