[QUOTE=Fluidity]I wasn’t BF when I went through my FET - which was not successful but…
I did a lot of research on it because I thought I might do FET earlier than I did. There is a really interesting podcast from an Australian lactation consultant who BF through two successful FET’s and explains why the estrogen and progesterone - already present in women’s bodies, are not a problem. I can’t recall her name - but probably still available by googling.
Anyway - she argues that some, but not all, REs routinely refuse this really know nothing about actual lactation, breast milk and babies and that their reluctance is based on that lack of understanding and therefore they are cautious about something that she doesn’t believe applies. Anyway - she advocates for continued BF as long as periods have returned and she outlines a few other conditions.
It is an interesting read. If I was in the position to do it, I would not hesitate if the cycle only involved estrogen and progesterone. I would not do it if I had a cycle where they suppressed with Lupron which i have seen in some FET protocols.
Good luck with your FET whatever you choose![/QUOTE]
Thanks! I heard very similar statements about the meds. I am going to do an FET while BFing with estrogen and progesterone suppositories after 1 month of BCP, but have decided to try to nightwean first and wait until LO is closer to 18 months. I think my supply will likely plummet either due to meds or hopefully due to pregnancy, so I don’t want to upset LO too much if that happens. I have been ovulating, but my luteal phase was only 8-9 days this month (so short), but the progesterone etc should “fix” this. This is why I would NOT do an UNmedicated cycle while BFing - lowers chances of success.
I saw your signature - congrats on your BFP!