Questions and Answers About Breastfeeding, Cleansing and Fertility

Questions and Answers About Breastfeeding, Cleansing and Fertility

Dear Hethir,
I am looking at doing the fertility cleanse, but am breastfeeding my almost 3 year old still. Is there a modified version of the cleanse that I can do without harming her?

She nurses minimally (only 2 times a day). I have been trying to get pregnant this time for about 2 1/2 years, have done clomid and all of that nasty stuff and I am willing to try anything at this point to avoid the IVF in 3 months. We are already on the fertility diet, but want to everything we can. Could I just skip the mercury part of the cleanse? Thank you!



Thanks for your email. I would not cleanse at all while breast feeding- hormones and toxins will be released into your blood stream and breast milk. The herbs in the cleanse are so powerful, that they are not recommended during breastfeeding and are too strong for a child to be recieving.

But what you could do is add some fresh juices to your diet and follow the cleansing diet for 5 days.

The mind is a powerful control of our body. It makes everything function from our hearts, blood, cells regenerating, ovulation, hormones, absolutely everything. It has been proven to increase fertility and the chances of conceiving naturally or with IVF.

Listen to it every day (whatever time of day works for you) for the next three months.

It is rare, but some women (like my girlfriend) won’t get pregnant until they wean. The cycle after she weaned (son was three years old also) she got pregnant.

Best of wishes to you, you will get pregnant. Let me know if you have any more questions and please keep in touch and let me know when you are pregnant!


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  1. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

  2. Hello. My periods are very regular ( every 28-29 days). If my periods are regualr can I still NOT be ovulating? Please help.
    Thank you,

    • Hi Jan,

      Yes, some women have regular periods, but do not ovulate. Hormonal imbalance may cause this. If you suspect this, you may want to learn how to chart your cycle. Charting helps you to know if and when you may be ovulating. Because of this it will also help you to know when to take your supplement and to help you keep track of when you used them. You can also monitor your progress. I find that combining at least 2 methods of charting is most helpful. You may also want to get some hormone testing done to determine if there may be an issue. If you have been trying to conceive for a year or more with no success, you may want to do this.

      Best Wishes,