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Breastfeeding

During breastfeeding, the brain temporarily stops the ovaries’ activities in order to protect the body’s ability to provide nourishment to the baby. Breastfeeding is a natural and ideal way of feeding the baby. It helps the baby develop better physically and emotionally. The mother’s defenses against infection are passed on to the baby through her milk. When a woman is breastfeeding, she can learn to recognize a pattern of infertility which indicates inactivity of the ovaries. This will either be a feeling of constant dryness or an unchanging discharge, day after day after day. This type of discharge is quite different from the mucus seen when a woman is ovulating normally, and so we will mark it on the chart with a different color stamp -- YELLOW.

Basic Infertile Pattern of Dryness

 

Basic Infertile Pattern of Discharge

 

Extensive information in the book Love and Fertility, pages 82 – 93