Women's cycle return and different rates, especially when breastfeeding. Will Oova still work?
What does breastfeeding do to my hormone levels?
Various hormone changes occur postpartum, however, a critical hormone begins to rise after birth - prolactin. Prolactin is the milk-making hormone, and elevated levels encourage breast milk production. For the first six months, while your baby demands milk, the prolactin levels will continue to be elevated. After six months postpartum, the most significant change is the decrease of the prolactin hormone.This hormone remains elevated while you're breastfeeding, but as your baby starts consuming solids and you begin to wean, the hormone will begin to reduce. Whether you exclusively breastfeed or not, it may take more or less time for the prolactin levels to reduce.
On average, the estrogen and progesterone levels begin to reset to pre-pregnancy levels which is why many women experience their first postpartum period.
Will Oova work for women breastfeeding?