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Old 07-31-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Question When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

Hello Mamas out there!! I just had a question, maybe someone has had the same experience as me. I have just finished BF my DS and I still haven't had my periods back yet. Went to the doctor and all the tests came back fine, PT was negative. Very
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

Here's mine:

1st (19 yrs old), heavy nurser, did not wean until close to 4 yrs old, AF came back right around 12 mos.

2nd (25 yrs old), normal nurser, not much for comfort nursing, ate well. Never got AF, but got preggo when he was 6 mos old!

3rd (26 yrs old), had the Mirena so this one is not reliable- got period back when it was removed/he weaned at the same time- 12/13 mos old.

It really depends and I know for some women, it does not come back until a bit after they weaned, especially if you are in your thirties (not always, but I read that the older you are the more likely it can take longer to come back).
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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I was 30 when I had DS and my period came back at around 10months PP when I went back to work. It arrived within a month of going back to work (where I pumped once during the day).
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

I had my first AF in Dec., DS was born in Sept. And, was pregnant 1 month later. I think the pumping @ work, rather than on demand is what did it. Oh, I was 25 then.
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

23 years old - got AF back when ds1 was 9 months old, he was not really a comfort nurser, and he was down to about 3 times a day and maybe once at night every now and then.

Ds2 is 3.5 months and no AF yet
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

With #1 I got it back at 11 months, then got pg before the next one With #2 I got it back at 12 months.
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1st (23) 5 mo (wohm)

2nd (26) Nuthin yet at 11 mo (sahm)
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

i got mine back while EBFing my DS at 3.5 months pp. my SIL said her doctor says age sometimes has something to do with when it comes back. (that it may come back later)...but this is second hand...good luck finding answers!
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1st baby- 27 yrs- got af at 4 mos pp when I stoped pumping (I was pumping to donate milk, but it got to be too much for me!) I;m guessing my body thought I was weaning when I cut that 10 ounces of milk out daily! My son was still nursing like crazy & continued to nurse like crazy til after my daughter was born... really only slowed down when I helped him to slow down! lol!

2nd baby- 30 yrs- got af after 15 mos, about the time I started to let her fuss a tiny bit at night rather then nurse her at every fuss! Also started letting daddy put her to bed so she didn't get nursed to sleep every night, although usually still got milk that night (if not at the time she went to bedm then later)... had two cycles & then got pregnant with #3 & currently pregnant w #3

I have a friend that has 4 kids & with the 2nd & 4th she had 15 months with no af! those two kids bfed to 2yrs & 4yrs... she was 19yrs & 24yrs when she had them... I have heard that on average you can hold off af for 15 months if you bf every 4 hours including night, but it doesn't work for everyone!!
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Re: When did you start your period while you were breastfeeding??

I only nursed my 3rd child and I nursed him til he was 16 mos old. I think mine came back when he was 9 or 10 mos old.
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