Getting Pregnant with PCOS while Breastfeeding
One of the downsides of breastfeeding is that it causes an increase of prolactin in the body. While this is typically fine for women who are breastfeeding, it is something that can cause a woman to have trouble trying to conceive if this is her desire. For those who also have PCOS, trying to conceive while they are breastfeeding can be very difficult.
To help improve your chances, there are many things that you can do. The first thing that is important is to track your ovulation cycle. PCOS is usually something that can alter a woman’s cycle or cause it to stop altogether. Knowing if you are ovulating is important.
Also, you may want to consider breastfeeding plus supplementing with formula as well. This can help eliminate the fertility issue that is often caused by prolactin and can help start your ovulation cycle once more.
Finally, talk to your doctor about other things that you can do to help improve your fertility. For example, while you may be hesitant to take prescription drugs while you are breastfeeding, there are some natural supplements that are available over the counter and are safe to use. Discuss these options with your doctor so that you can come up with the right treatment plan for you to follow.
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