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Pregnancy after stopping breast feeding

I have an 8 month old baby girl and stopped breast feeding her at 7 months. I have been trying to get pregnant again for the last couple months and I don't know how or when I can. I have not gotten my period yet and I don't know when my ovulation will start again. Can anyone tell me when I can expect ovulation to return and if there is a good chance of getting pregnant again so soon after breastfeeding?
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I did not actively try to get pregnant while breastfeeding, but do know women can and do conceive while bf.  I suggest you starting doing basal body temps in the morning (the best you can with an 8 month old) and see when you are ovulating.  There is a great website, fertilityfriend.com that you could use, and it answers a lot of questions.  I have looked at many charts of women who are breastfeeding, either trying to get pregnant, or using it to keep from getting pregnant.  Good luck!!
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Once your get your period, I would start charting your basal body temp.  Lots of info on the net about it.  It will give you a good indication of when and if you are ovulating.  
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I stopped breastfeeding my son after six weeks due to two boughts of intense mastitis.  I had one period about five weeks after I stopped and then six weeks later I began craving peanuts.  That's when I found out about being pregnant with my daughter.  They are 12 1/2 months apart.  I never knew how fertile you are at that point but, believe me, with a three month old, we weren't breaking any records for trying to get pregnant!  It took me a lot longer to get pregnant with the third but all is good now.  Good luck to you!
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