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Old 03-28-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Can we talk AF while BFing?

When AF first came back 5 months ago, it was awful! 7 days of heavy bleeding, lasting 9 days total. The next one was pretty heavy, not as bad as the first one. Then they have just gotten smaller and lighter, and this last one was brown spotting, never really picking up (and I am still crampy a little). I just POAS and it was a BFN so I am wondering to those that have gotten AF back while still BFing if this has been a normal pattern? TIA!

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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Know that as AF returns it will try to regulate istself back to normal... though what becomes normal now may not have been what it was like before..

As time has gone on has your LO beeing nursing more? Sometimes that will effect af ...
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If you're BF'ing, there is no normal AF. I remember being positive I was pg before it started, it felt so much like the symptoms. I read up and found out that is normal. I've had 3 cycles now that went 28 days between 1-2 and 30 days between 2-3. Now I'm at day 29 and had a tiny bit of brown spotting yesterday but nothing since. Who knows. DS has been nursing more lately (He's almost 14 months)
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Re: Can we talk AF while BFing?

I actually haven't even logged on to DS in a long time but came on just to check this out. My body has done the exact same thing. Really heavy the first af, couldn't even use the diva (gross, I know). That was at 3 months pp. Every month has been lighter and lighter. Now at 8 months, it has just been tiny brown spotting for the last 5 days. Glad to hear that someone else is having this too.
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I actually haven't even logged on to DS in a long time but came on just to check this out. My body has done the exact same thing. Really heavy the first af, couldn't even use the diva (gross, I know). That was at 3 months pp. Every month has been lighter and lighter. Now at 8 months, it has just been tiny brown spotting for the last 5 days. Glad to hear that someone else is having this too.
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Re: Can we talk AF while BFing?

I'm having trouble with my diva cup too, and wondering if part of the problem is that this is my first period PP (dd is 16 mo old!)

I'm trying to wean her but she just got a cold and is wanting to comfort nurse more (we were down to once or twice a day nursing sessions.)
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Re: Can we talk AF while BFing?

I got mine rather quickly, too... like 8 weeks pp!

Yes it was heavy at the very beginning and it was still irregular, being like 3 months until I got my next AF. Then slowly it started becoming regular after 20 months and lighter and lighter... it is really not heavy at all. I could probably get away with using just liners.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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Re: Can we talk AF while BFing?

My AF seems to be more regular now that it was before kids, but it's hard to compare it since I've been nursing or pregnant for over 5 years now. I can tell when AF is coming because the feel of ds nursing makes me uncomfortable. After AF passes, it doesn't bother me much. (He's 2 1/2)
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