TTC & basal temp question.... /b/i/r/d 2 kids; Illinois 7150 posts
Jul 8th '13

Well, were officially trying for our 3rd. i want to do basal temp charting... i BF my 1.5 yr old once or twice through the night..will this effect my temp?

and do i just place the basal therm under my tongue like a normal therm?


Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40262 posts
Jul 8th '13

Yes it will make a difference and correct it goes under your tongue.

mmmc15 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Wyoming 708 posts
Jul 8th '13

BFing may or may not effect your temps. Some women only need a few solid hours of sleep for their BBT to be accurate. I would be sure to temp at the same time every morning and make note of how many hours of sleep you got before temping. You may find that it doesn't make a difference. I can get as little as 3 hrs of sleep and still get a pretty accurate temp.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2772 posts
Jul 8th '13

BF'ing might effect your temps. Once you ovulate progesterone is released making your temp rise. Prolactin from breastfeeding can keep your progesterone level down.