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Post by Natasha on Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:25 am

Has anyone else read much into this? (scroll down to eco booby feeding)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactational_amenorrhea_method

Now I haven't had af return yet, I do all the things that Eco breastfeeding requires.

Now with Livi, I didn't wear her as much, she stayed with MIL a few times and I was very keen on weaning her and making sure she was getting enough (first time mum syndrome!) and Livi was in and out of a cot after 6 months, we didn't cosleep full time after that as she didn't seem happy too (but that could of been me)

My approach is a lot different this time, Charlotte has had no water, she doesn't have 3 meals a day. She does site with us and has a munch on little bits, breast always comes first and then for pudding but she certainly isn't conforming to what our culture said she should be doing

She is very much a booby baby still and has gone all day in the sling with just boob (we went out all day last sat and thats all she had until we got home at 4 and then only had some tomato and fruit)

I feel totaly relaxed with this, she still does newborn poos on ocassions! and some days when shes really gave it ago with solids (which she is very good at ) she would poo for england

I feel being relaxed as I have, I have been able to let her do what she wants, not do things I think are right because someone else told me (ya get me?!)

I started af with livi at 10 months (around the begining) and although I get the niggles I certainly don't feel I will be seeing her for sometime yet.

We do NFP so with eco bfing I can hopefully have natural spacing between having another.

The only scary thing about concieveing naturally while bfing is you have an increased risk of twins according to this

Dr. Steinman found that women who become pregnant while breastfeeding are nine times more likely to conceive twins than women who are not breastfeeding at the time of conception.


http://scienceblog.com/cms/chance-of-having-twins-can-be-modified-by-diet-10638.html


Now Lottie is not far off a year (omg a year old soon!) I feel relaxed trying this method, it has been successful so far and I have been NFP since her birth (more strictly since 6 months)
And as shes an eco booby feeder I am interested to see how the natural spacing will occur


What are your thoughts on Eco booby feeding?

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Post by Squiglet on Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:34 pm

Charting works quite well as long as you don't have sex during your fertile times.

The only thing I see is that Lottie is taking solids as some point which means you are technically not fully breastfeeding which could increase your risk.

The whole infertility during breastfeeding is there for a reason. In the days when we were hunter gatherers being constantly pregnant would have been very difficult and dangerous, so its a evolutionary development meant to protect the mother, the toddler and future babies. Smile Also to make the perpetuation of the species more likely.

I know in recent studies they've found that ancient people would have between 18 - 24 months between children. So you know that you probably don't have long left (around 6 months)before you become fertile again anyway...

I think if you are happy with more children in the near future, go for it Smile
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Post by Natasha on Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:22 pm

Well she has a long feed before solids and then usualy after, the pattern of feeding hasn't really changed much from when she was around maybe 3-4 months old, other than shes feeding for longer rather than lots of little feeds.
I have been following all 7 standards (naturally and unintentionally) she regularly uses me as a dummy too, so we will see how it goes.

As I do want more children in the future, I guess nature will see when its best. Although sex isn't something thats really on my mind at all (rarely is nowadays.) One of the reasons nfp has worked I think

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