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When did you get your first PPP while still breastfeeding?

post #1 of 29
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DS in 17 mo and I'm wondering if I should be concerned that AF hasn't returned yet.  He nurses about two or three times in 24 hours. 

Should I see my doctor or is this normal? 

Thanks!

post #2 of 29

I got mine back at 14 months.  He nurses maybe 8-10 times in 24 hours, but I don't count...some of the nursing sessions are short "comfort" nursings.  I wouldn't be worried if I were you...but if you are worried, just give a call and see what they say!

post #3 of 29

I wouldn't be worried at all. Some women don't get it back until baby weans. Mine were all 14-20 months old when it returned. But I had been tandem nursing, and my period didn't come back until the older one weaned. Also, even when it returns, the cycle may not be regular for a while, and you may or may not ovulate.

post #4 of 29

14 months is average.  I got mine the week my son turned 2.  He'll be 3 next month and I'm having fertility issues even though I get my period every month and am ovulating.  My son currently nurses twice a day on weekdays and a little more on weekends.  I'm sure it's due to the breastfeeding which I suspect is causing low progesterone.

 

Are you concerned because it's been so long, or because you are looking to get pregnant again?

post #5 of 29

Mine came around 11 months, but then we'd stopped nursing at night around 10.5 months, so I'm sure it was connected and PPP would likely have been delayed further had we continued to night nurse.

post #6 of 29

I got mine back at 10 months PP, but we were TTC, and I gave her more solids for a week. Then after I ovulated, I went back to nursing her as much as she wanted. Now my cycles are clock work 35 - 37 days without having to give more solids. She's 13 months!

post #7 of 29

For me it was 20 months postpartum.  Both times.  I was shocked that it was exactly the same :)

post #8 of 29

30 months PP

post #9 of 29

My DS is 20 mo, and I still havent gotten mine. I am really hoping not to until he weans!

post #10 of 29

I'm so jealous of you ladies!! Mine came back at 5 months PP...and that was with a cosleeping, nursing all night and day, no solids, worn all the time kiddo!

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post #11 of 29
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My DS is 20 mo, and I still havent gotten mine. I am really hoping not to until he weans!



Me too, same here.

 

post #12 of 29

8 weeks, 8 weeks and 6 weeks

post #13 of 29

14.5 months with DS1. DS2 is 6 months and still no signs of AF returning. Here's a link with a chart of average return of fertility for those practicing ecological breastfeeding.

 

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html

post #14 of 29

6 weeks EBF every 2-3 hours ... I'll be interested to see how long it will take this time around (currently 41 weeks and waiting....)

post #15 of 29

I'm not an expert, but based on what I was told by a doula friend and found online when I was concerned at the beginning of the year, I don't think it's anything to worry about.  My first PPP came when my son was 14 mo, but I really think it just depends on your body and how sensitive you are to the hormones.  Some women just don't get their AF until they stop breastfeeding altogether.

post #16 of 29

I wouldn't be worried, unless you want to start TTC again.

 

I got mine back at 19 pp (nursing on demand and still pretty often and co-sleeping). I have had 3 cycles so far, I think I ovulate on random days (not predictable) and get af 10 days after (short lp due to bf I believe). DD now nurses more often and longer. I took Vitex for about 2 weeks before ppaf came. Not sure if Vitex did the trick or if it was coming either way.

post #17 of 29

I didn't get mine until my DS was almost 22 months old, and we had only been nursing two or three times a day for more then six months. It's normal! :)

post #18 of 29

I got mine back at 26 months, and admittedly was starting to wonder when it was coming!  However, my midwife told me that it was normal given how much my daughter nurses (a lot!).  I was really relieved because we are thinking about TTC, but I didn't want to have to wean, or night wean, or something similar to get my fertility back.  In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't do anything in the direction of mother led weaning because I got my period back anyway.  Yay.T

 

The point being there is a wide range of normal.

 

Babygirlsmama

post #19 of 29

DS was 18.5 months when I got AF back. He was nursing all night (at least every 2 hours but usually more often) but had cut back to nursing about 4 times over the course of the day.

post #20 of 29

At 18 months with DS, he was (and is nursing) around 4-6 times a day (we nightweaned at 14 months).

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