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5 mo and starting period again :(

post #1 of 39
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Our daughter is almost 5 months old and today I started my period. She is exclusively breast fed and I thought my period wouldn't start until she began weening. Is this normal? Any ideas why this happened?
post #2 of 39
I got mine back after less than 3mos

He was EBF at that point, though I was pumping and giving him a bottle while I was work (I got AF back a week after I went back to work).
post #3 of 39
After my first, I didn't get it for at least 6 months. After my second, I got it in less than 3. After DD (6 months now) I still don't have it back but I'm wondering when!!!
post #4 of 39
6 months with DS1, 3 months with DS2 - both exclusively BF with no bottles of any sort.

post #5 of 39
yep, it happens. I got it back with both girls at 4 months pp. Exclusively nursing around the clock, co-sleeping, baby wearing, no pacifiers ever and no bottles.

With my first, my cycles tended to be around 6 weeks apart, gradually getting down to 5 weeks apart and then to my usual long cycles of 32 - 36 days. I had a similar experience this time but they shortened quicker.
post #6 of 39
Me too.

First one at 4 mos, but the I didn't have another one for six weeks. Like clockwork ever since. Booooo!!! EBF here too.

One good thing that came out of it was that I finally started feeling "normal" again and a lot less hormonal. So if that has been a challenge for you, this might help.
post #7 of 39
I got mine at 6.5 weeks (yes WEEKS!) post partum. It's come as regularly as ever since then. And we exclusively breastfed on demand, co-slept, no bottles/pacis at that age, etc. Some of us are just "lucky."
post #8 of 39
tell me why i exclusively bf and still, after both my son and daughter were born, my period came just a month after! it was a little erratic from then on, but still.....
post #9 of 39
Dont have mine (knock on wood) but I feel for ya!
post #10 of 39
I got mine at 9 months with my first and 3 months with my second. Never gave an paci's, bottles, babywear and cosleep.

Our second did sleep longer periods (4-7 hours) until that three month mark and then went back to waking every couple of hours...
post #11 of 39
I got mine back at 12 weeks pp and every 6 weeks or so since. It did amazing things for the sex drive though! I don't mind, I feel like it got me out of the pregnancy hormones and more back to normal.
post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by eurobin View Post
I got mine at 6.5 weeks (yes WEEKS!) post partum. It's come as regularly as ever since then. And we exclusively breastfed on demand, co-slept, no bottles/pacis at that age, etc. Some of us are just "lucky."
Yeah, I got mine at 5.5 WEEKS. I'm a bit bitter. :
post #13 of 39
Wow, I thought I was unlucky getting af back at 4.5 month pp. I was bummed as I ebf dd (and still pretty much do) til my friend noted that I'm just young, healthy, and fertile. That made me feel a bit better about it.
post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
Yeah, I got mine at 5.5 WEEKS. I'm a bit bitter. :
Me too. BF on demand 'round the clock, no paci, cosleeping, the whole package, but at 5 weeks PP my body was like, "hey, that was fun. Let's do it again!" I'm glad to hear that others also missed out on months of amenhorrheal bliss.

So I'd have been quite happy to get five months, myself.
post #15 of 39
Add me to the list, I've gotten my back between 7-8 mths with all three off mine (although with my second and last my periods are more spread apart 40-50 days). I also exbf on demand, no pacis, no bottles , co-sleep.
post #16 of 39
You're normal. It is so varied between woman just like hormones are for all of us.

I'm 5 1/2 months and haven't seen it yet.
post #17 of 39
I just got mine back and DS is 4 months and not totally sleeping through the night yet.
post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by amma-la View Post
tell me why i exclusively bf and still, after both my son and daughter were born, my period came just a month after! it was a little erratic from then on, but still.....
Mine came back at 7 weeks with my first, at about 4 months with my 2nd and one month after my 3rd.

Yah, I didn't get that lucky break.
post #19 of 39
I was 7 months postpartum. For us, it coincided with a bigger interest in solid food.
post #20 of 39
6 weeks here :
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