I will try to make this short.
In 2006 I had a beautiful daughter and lived with my boyfriend since then. We decided to get married in 2009. When we attended the pre-marital classes at our parish they talked to us about the church's teaching on family planning/ birth control, ect. They only recommended us to attend a NFP class taught by a couple through Couple to Couple League but did not require us. Up to that point I had been using the Depo injection (knowing it was going against the churches teaching but I guess premarital sex is also) My know husband actually came up with the idea of us attending the NFP classes and we did. We attened the classes prior to our wedding and used NFP for about 7 months and then we conceived our son who is now 5 months.
I have tried to continue to use NFP that we where taught but since I am not exclusively breastfeeding (he takes a bottle of expressed breast-milk when I am completing an internship and in school) I have had a hard time. I constantly observe mucous and feel unsure about when I am fertile or not.
Can someone offer any suggestion about how to continue to use the method taught by CCL when I have not had my first menstrual period and not exclusively breastfeeding?
Can you prey for my husband to have patience for me to understand the method and not push me to use other forms of birth control (he wants to consistently use condoms or withdrawal)?