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Protocol for Determining Fertility While Breastfeeding and Not in Cycles
Fertility and Sterility
  • Richard Fehring, Marquette University
  • Mary Lee Barron, Saint Louis University
  • Mary Schneider, Marquette University
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3 p.
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doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.03.042

A protocol was developed and evaluated for nonovulating breastfeeding women to determine potential fertility with an electronic hormonal fertility monitor. The amount of required abstinence (i.e., days of potential fertility) through the first menstrual cycle indicated by the fertility monitor was significantly lower (17% of the total days) compared with the amount of abstinence (50% of the total days) indicated by the self-observation of cervical mucus.


Accepted version. Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 84, No. 3 (September 2005): 805-807. DOI. © 2005 Elsevier. Used with permission.

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Citation Information
Richard Fehring, Mary Lee Barron and Mary Schneider. "Protocol for Determining Fertility While Breastfeeding and Not in Cycles" Fertility and Sterility (2005) ISSN: 0015-0282
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