Without weaning in any way, decreasing frequency, delaying nursing, or anything along those lines.
My 16-month-old (and 3rd child) went through a phase a couple of months ago where she was so busy growing and exploring that she hardly nursed at all, and she slept pretty well at night so didn't nurse much then either. I commented to my husband that I could totally wean her if I was willing to. Consequently, I ovulated and conceived. I was so excited! But then I lost the baby.
But my toddler began nursing more often, and now my body doesn't recognize that it needs to finish the cycle. I ovulated, conceived, lost the baby, but have had no bleeding. My pregnancy wasn't very far along, no more than 5-6 weeks (or, 2-3 weeks after conception), so it's possible that the embryo and placenta were reabsorbed by my uterus. But I'd still like to get my cycle started for peace of mind, to know for sure that my uterus is empty and isn't carrying dead tissue around anymore.
So, I've tried red raspberry, red clover, blue cohosh, pennyroyal, ginger, parsley, false unicorn, black cohosh, and vitex, in various combinations over the last month. I have felt cramps, but almost entirely mild ones, and none of them have produced any blood.
I have one more reason for wanting to get my period started: that third child who is my current nursling, was conceived on the very first cycle after her sister was born (and they're 3 years apart, it took that long for my period to start). That cycle was very weak, only 2 days of light bleeding followed by a 43-day follicular phase. I believe that I had very thin endometrium, which led to that embryo implanting into the muscle of my uterus, a condition known as placenta accreta. I actually did have another period, which started the same day I got a positive pregnancy test, and it was a nice heavy one that lasted the normal 5 days, but that embryo survived b/c she was implanted so deeply. So when she was born, her too-deeply-attached-placenta would not fully detach, and I hemorrhaged and almost bled to death. I hope that if I get my cycles started again and my body gets used to making and shedding a nice thick endometrium, my next child's birth will be safer.
Thanks for any advice yall can give!