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Poll Results: What month did your period return while breastfeeding?

  • 18% (23)
    Less than 3 months
  • 7% (10)
    4 months
  • 4% (6)
    5 months
  • 5% (7)
    6 months
  • 0% (1)
    7 months
  • 3% (5)
    8 months
  • 8% (11)
    9 months
  • 3% (5)
    10 months
  • 3% (5)
    11 months
  • 3% (4)
    12 months
  • 2% (3)
    13 months
  • 3% (4)
    14 months
  • 3% (4)
    15 months
  • 2% (3)
    16 months
  • 28% (36)
    More than 16 months
127 Total Votes  
post #41 of 54
A year the first time, although I also had a period at 10 months, but not one at 11 months.

Four months the second time.
post #42 of 54
AF showed up the day baby girl turned 9 months. It's been 32 days since, no sign of AF this month....
post #43 of 54
Had one at 11 months. A couple sporadic "spottings" made me wonder what was going on...never did get into a regular "X amount of days" cycle again...because I got a BFP Babes will be two years (possibly to the day) apart

NFP while nursing and with sporadic periods....bad idea if you're trying to not conceive

Lesson learned, one more bundle of joy for us, and a different BC plan this time
post #44 of 54
30 months PP !

Amazing how I started gaining weight at this point, even breastfeeding at the same rate as before.
post #45 of 54
w/ ds1 12mo. and regular
w/ds2 8 mo. and a little irregular

AND, w/ ds2, I was even still nursing ds1 as well...
post #46 of 54
With my first 3 babies I got it back around 6ish months and it was irregular until they were around 10-12 months.

With baby #4 I got it at 8 weeks He's exclusively BF, no pacis, cosleeps, etc. I wasn't sure when I had the one at 8 weeks, although it totally felt like a period vs pp bleeding. I was sure though when I had the same thing happen 34 days later following my normal PMS symptoms. He sleeps really well, I'm pretty sure thats why.

We practice NFP so I have started charting again as my DH doesn't want any more. I had hoped we'd be able to use LAM for awhile before deciding on anything permanent because honestly I'm not 100% sure about being done.
post #47 of 54
About 5 mos PP with dd.
I always chalked it up to the low milk supply problems I had, but I have another friend who had supply probs with her first as well and hers didn't come back for a long, long time.
post #48 of 54
6 months with dd - despite being the only thing she sucked on ( and co-sleeping, babywearing, with her 24/7)
So far ds is 8 months and no sign. Tandem feeding, but I have been WOH - pumping once an 8 hour shift.

Dd was never a frequent feeder though (as a baby - she is now!).
Interestingly, I had the opposite experience to Franci - the weight just flew off once I got my period back with dd. I had about 6 PP periods and then got pregnant with ds and by that time I was noticeably under my pre-preg weight.
So far, the weight hasn't been dropping off as quickly - although I'm at my 'usual adult weight'. I do find I am waaay hungrier feeding 2 though.
post #49 of 54
34 months PP.
post #50 of 54
19 mos PP, after nightweaning.
post #51 of 54
First baby: 9 months, conceived 2nd baby after one period
Second baby: around 12 months, conceived and miscarried when she was 16 months old
Third baby: Would have started when she was 12 months. Never had a period, "caught the first egg" and conceived baby #4
Fourth baby: He will be eight months on the 6th, no period in sight.

I haven't had AF since March 2007!
post #52 of 54
Originally Posted by major_mama11 View Post
#1- 9 mos
#2- 10 mos

Both times, it came back a few weeks after I picked up more hours away from them at work or school.

Makes me wonder how long af would stay away if I was able to be with them 24/7 even as they got older...
I don't know. I got my period back when dd#1 was 9 months old and I was exclusively bf a lot. She was eating very small amounts of solids (she had significant food allergies so I was still nursing a lot since it was something she could eat safely). I also wasn't working outside of the home.

She was also a very high needs baby who was nearly impossible to sooth, so I nursed her a ton since it calmed her and she couldn't scream with a breast in her mouth -- lol! She went from 8lbs.1oz. at birth to nearly 12 lbs at two weeks and kept gaining at a quick clip. She was huge at one, although is a skinny little thing as an older kid.
post #53 of 54
It certainly varies from woman to woman, but it is SUCH a misconception that simple EBF does much to space babies. ECOLOGICAL BF with complete child led weaning (which means after 2) spaces babies: Pacis & Sippys totally interfere as much as cribs & bottles, IMO. Seperations & babysitters play a role too. Just b/c a baby doesn't take formula doesn't mean that AF will stay away. I am not saying that there is one way to BF or to mother, but biologically, there is one way to get AF to stay away for as long as possible.

AF was gone for 2 solid years for us, we are still nursing at 3.9 years and AF has been very regular since returning.

I would link to the 7 EcoBF principles but my computer is super slow. You can find them thru Google tho.
post #54 of 54
17.5 months (I think), despite working 60-80 hours/week from 8 weeks on. Guess my pump was awesome.... I finally cut out my lunchtime pumping at about 15 months. We coslept/night nursed a lot.
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