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post #21 of 39
Mine was almost a year with my others, I'm 9 mos. post-baby now with nothing yet. I'm almost excited for it to come, as we can start TTC then!
post #22 of 39
Thank your stars it wasn't TWO WEEKS after giving birth.
post #23 of 39
I got mine back at exactly 6 mo. post partum. I was surprised (and upset at first, just like you). I did conceive pretty quickly (I think we were in denial that these were "real" periods even though we knew they were!). My DS was 8 mo. when I got pregnant. The kids will be 17 months apart and I'm a little over 5 months along. All in all, it worked out well.

Sarah*
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by truemists View Post
Thank your stars it wasn't TWO WEEKS after giving birth.
no i was still PP bleeding. it quit at 4.5 weeks then got the rag back at 6. on the dot. argh!!!!
post #25 of 39
I got mine back at 4 months and got pregnant when DS was 5 months old.

I'm five months along, and DS will be 14 months old when this one is born. What Can you do?

I was away from DS for 6 hours at a time twice a week, but I was pumping regularly...
post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by mommyofmany View Post
Mine was almost a year with my others, I'm 9 mos. post-baby now with nothing yet. I'm almost excited for it to come, as we can start TTC then!
Do you want mine?
post #27 of 39
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Thank your stars it wasn't TWO WEEKS after giving birth.
And I am SORRY.
post #28 of 39
If this makes you feel better....I was exclusively BF Hannah and got pg at 7weeks postpartum with NO period return. Yikes. I also got pg while exclusively BF my first son, Adam (2 years) and my period had returned when he was 4 months and I didn't realize that it was even a full fledged period. The ONLY thing I can remember different is that I had started pumping with Adam when my period returned even though it was exclusive BF I only gave him the breast morning, night and on weekends when I was home with him.
post #29 of 39
Hmmm, interesting. I nurse, pump when at work, and ds (who's 6 mos, cosleeps and feeds on demand) takes a pacifier. I had some spotting when I first started pumping when he was 3 1/2 mos, but nothing since.

Some days I feel so tired and crazed, I think, "This MUST be PMS!" But nope! Can I use it as an excuse anyway??
post #30 of 39
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post #31 of 39
6 weeks with dd #1. i was sooo mad! she nursed all night and day...didn't seem to make a difference. and it was regular from then until i got pregnant the second time with ds. it was 2 months for my first period then when he was 4/5 months and now regular since then...
yes, some of you are very lucky! my mom didn't have hers for 1 year!
post #32 of 39
I'm the same as you...my DS is exclusively bf around the clock, whenever he wants. We also don't use a paci and yet AF came back after just 4 months. With DD it didn't until she was 9 months old. The only difference between the two is that with DS I had an over supply and strong letdown problem so that as soon as he could he started using his thumb for most of his sucking needs. He sadly only uses boobie for food and is very fast about it, too (although he's getting better now). Anyway, that's the reason why my periods turned up early this time. I read somewhere (kellymom I think) that the volume of milk removed determines the milk supply, whereas the frequency and length of suckling determine the hormone levels. At the end of the day, though, everybody is different and different women are differently sensitive to the bf hormones. The important thing is that it won't affect your bf relationship and also, if you want to try for another liitle one, it's always better to know AF has returned that having to wait for her.
post #33 of 39
I never got a break w/ dd. I bled for 13 wks pp w/ ds and 12 wks w/ dd. Dd then proceeded to go on a 6-wk nursing strike (due to reflux--I had to "trick" her and feed her in her sleep and she wouldn't take a bottle either), during which af came back full force.
post #34 of 39
With DS#2, I nursed on demand, we did use a paci, but we co-sleep, babywear (4-5 hours a day in the beginning!), etc. and I got my AF back at 3 months PP. And it's been like clockwork from the very beginning.
post #35 of 39
Some of us are just 'lucky' that way, I guess...I just got mine back this morning. Like you, am EBF (DD is 5 1/2 months)...she still nurses about every 2-3 hours during the day and several times at night. With my first it wasn't until about 10 months PP, so this was not expected! Oh well...at least now I know when to keep DH away from me...
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by spinmom View Post
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?
It's the biggest trick, isn't it?

My period came back with my first at 6 WEEKS post partum. Exclusively on-cue breastfeeding, around the clock. My daughter LOVED to nurse - would do it constantly. Still got my period back, like clockwork from then on.

Period came back 14 weeks post partum with my son, has been like clockwork until this past week... uh oh.
post #37 of 39
My fertility returned around 3 months PP despite exclusive nursing, co-sleeping, etc. I guess I'm just lucky!??
post #38 of 39
I was surprised when AF returned today! DD is 3.5 months. With DS I was 10 months pp before AF returned. Still nursing frequently with DD. Like aurinia said, at least I'll know when to keep dh away from me!
post #39 of 39
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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."
"Lucky" here too...
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