Re: Breastfeeding and first period
With DS1 I had the Mirena put in around 6 weeks, pumped exclusively for 8 months (minimum of every 4 hours that entire time) and didn't get my period until a month or so after getting Mirena out when he was around 19 months or so. I know some still get their period with it but I didn't.
DS2 will be 5 months Feb 3rd and no AF so far. She can stay away as long as she wants, I get horrible IBS attacks during my cycle and ovulation and I want to avoid birth control until at least a year. With him I pumped exclusively for his first 2 months and am now EBFing, he still nurses a few times at night and about every 3 hours or so, sometimes less, during the day. I have noticed signs of my period returning but am praying very hard that it doesn't!!
Alycia + Tom = 2 Labor Day babies! Tommy (9/09) + Vinny (9/12)
I'm a cop lovin', CDing, BFing & EPing, Co-Sleeping, & ERFing kinda mama!
After 8months of EPing with DS1 and 2months EPing with DS2 my little squish is finally EBF!!!! Persistance pays off!