Originally Posted by likeniceweather
If you are exclusively breastfeeding your twins; when did your menses return? And (because they are interrelated...) when did you start solids...And, are you cosleeping. Thanks for the answers in advance. I was going to do polls, but I am computer challenged... I had my cycles return at 3 months with my 1st singleton (cosleeping, exclusive BFing, but used a pacifier) and 8 months with my 2nd (cosleeping and exclusive BFing no pacifier) I am hoping for at least 2 years with twins!!!
I just got my AF back 3 weeks ago, twins were just about 19 months old. We co-sleep. They still nurse often. We have never used pacifiers. We introduced solids to the twins shortly after 6 months, but it was extremely minimal and "half-hearted" for several months.
I think I just go longer without AF while nursing:
Between #1 and #2: Weaned #1 at 12 months when returning to work and got pregnant with #2 with no AF between.
Between #2 and #3: Weaned #2 at 11 months (work and moving). Got AF back within about a month. Got pregnant with #3 after a couple of cycles.
Between #3 and twins: Weaned #3 at 12 months (work). AF returned within about a month and got pregnant with the twins after a couple of cycles.
The return of AF in the older kids was "jolted" by sudden weaning.
I have had no changes here this time in at least 4 months (frequency/time of nursings, amount of other food/drink, etc) that cued me that AF was likely to return now.