|Posted on August 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM|
Charting Tip: When breastfeeding, consider checking cervical changes instead of Basal Body Temperature (BBT).
Cervical mucus patterns during breastfeeding can be a little confusing, and it's nice to have a secondary sign to help clarify things. BBT is great if it works for you. But, breastfeeding moms usually have interrupted sleep patterns, don't have an extra minute when they first wake up in the morning, and really just don't need one more thing to do on schedule!
So, cervical changes make a great secondary sign. They'll help you determine whether any patch of cervical mucus actually went along with ovulation or whether to expect a double peak, and help you be confident about which days you're infertile. You'll still always take cervical mucus as the primary sign for determining fertile and infertile days, but your cervix itself will confirm ovulation for you loud and clear.
Check out the section in your Justisse Method Guidebook on cervical changes, or talk with me about how to add this to your observational routine.