My DS is 18 mos and still breastfeeding during the day (sleeps through the night). I still haven't had my first period postpartum and tonight I started having really sharp pains in my abdomen. In all my years prior to conception I had light periods (or no periods) and never really suffered from PMS. I do have stomach issues, but the cramping is too low and I can tell it's not digestion related.
I've heard that the first ppp can be really painful and there can be a lot of bleeding. I was hoping to get the perspective of other mothers who have delayed onset because of extended breastfeeding. Did you know beforehand that it was coming? I know it seems silly, but I feel like this might be a warning siren for the impending flood... ugh. I'd love to know about your experience, and whether your ppp started after a decrease in nursing?
The strange thing is that the last week or two my son's nursing has increased. He asks to nurse ALL THE TIME whenever I sit down (even if we're not at home). I noticed that my milk supply has increased, my energy decreased and it throws my fluid levels/digestion off... Just an observation.
Any experience or stories would be appreciated!