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post #21 of 29
I bled PP for 6 weeks and 3 days (boy, just a week ago then).... I'm on-demand feeding, which is about every 2-3 hours at this point, and no sign of AF, but then again, who knows. I have a feeling that despite EBF, she's going to show sooner rather than later.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by evinmom View Post
It's so not fair to get AF back this early when you EBF on demand around the clock.


I've read about how nursing is supposed to work to suppress fertility and thought how neat it is, but in practice it seems like there are so many women who are EBFing, bfing on demand at night etc. and still getting their periods so soon. It doesn't seem fair. Especiallly since menstruating also puts a strain on your resources, on top of nursing.
post #23 of 29
I felt like pms coming on yesterday - I normally don't get things like that but I was crabby as all hell. Darn!!!!! I am really hoping to be in this limbo zone as long as possible!
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by DCMama01 View Post
Evinmom, I hope that's what I'm experiencing.

I had what I think is AF return at exactly 7 weeks PP. I hadnt had anything for 2 weeks and then fresh blood. Lasted 5 days.

At exactly 9 weeks, I had fresh blood again. Bled 5 days.

At exactly 11 weeks, same frigging thing.

I nurse on demand (every 1.5 hrs is the average for the first 6 weeks, 2-2.5 hrs since), through the night, co sleep (I am DD's pillow/bed lol).

It's NOT fair.
Tomorrow is 13 weeks PP. We shall see.
post #25 of 29
Dang it all! I was right. AF came in full force this morning.So far it's been 16 weeks (DS1), 7 weeks (DD) and now 11 weeks PP.
post #26 of 29
I was at an LLL meeting the other day and the leader (who was a grandma, so does she really remember correctly??) said hers didn't come back until 18 months... Could that be true for real?
On a semi-related note, I took out "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" from the library but never had the time to really go through it. Then promptly spilled water all over it so I had to order a new one on amazon... Guess the forces that be have decided I need to own this book and figure it out!
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by ears73 View Post
I was at an LLL meeting the other day and the leader (who was a grandma, so does she really remember correctly??) said hers didn't come back until 18 months... Could that be true for real?
On a semi-related note, I took out "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" from the library but never had the time to really go through it. Then promptly spilled water all over it so I had to order a new one on amazon... Guess the forces that be have decided I need to own this book and figure it out!
Totally possible. I have a friend who got nothing until after her oldest was 2 years. Mine doesn't come back until 13 months and I'm not even ovulating til 17ish months. It all just depends on your body. I have a friend who nurses the same way I do (exclusively and on demand, late solids, no binki etc.) and she gets hers back by 2 months pp. Luck o' the draw.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Marlet View Post
Totally possible. I have a friend who got nothing until after her oldest was 2 years. Mine doesn't come back until 13 months and I'm not even ovulating til 17ish months. It all just depends on your body. I have a friend who nurses the same way I do (exclusively and on demand, late solids, no binki etc.) and she gets hers back by 2 months pp. Luck o' the draw.
Yup and I always end up with the short straw. For nursing on demand, no supplements or binki, the avg is 9 months. One of my friends had a baby 2 years ago and hers came back at 20 months. So not fair! My body doesn't believe in natural child spacing.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by ears73 View Post
I was at an LLL meeting the other day and the leader (who was a grandma, so does she really remember correctly??) said hers didn't come back until 18 months... Could that be true for real?
On a semi-related note, I took out "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" from the library but never had the time to really go through it. Then promptly spilled water all over it so I had to order a new one on amazon... Guess the forces that be have decided I need to own this book and figure it out!
totally possible. mine didn't return with mine until after 18 months... I think 20-23 months.

All of my children are 2 years 10 months apart, except the baby and dd who are 36 months apart. And we were horrible at charting and NFP, so I assume we got pregnant within a few cycles after resuming...

I fear that it will return sooner with this baby, simply because I am now older, and I think that my body will try to maximize fertility... while it still can
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