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#1 of 25 Old 09-03-2006, 01:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am at nearly a year post-partum and no sign of AF. With dd it came back at 6 months in spite of her constant (and I do mean constant) nursing. I have low supply, and have been supplementing the boys since 4 months, but still no AF. Now, don't misunderstand, I am very happy about this! But I am curious about what others' experience has been.

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about 6 weeks PP, Keep in mind everyone if diiferent, unless your TTC, enjoy being Period free.
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mine came back at around 8mo but did not become regular till they hit 15 months
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8 months PP and still no AF.

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I don't remember exactly. I know it was more than a year, but that AF came back BEFORE we night weaned at 19 mo, so sometime between 12 & 18 mo. for me.
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I got it at 7 mo with dd#1, 5 mo (while tandem nursing) with dd #2, and this time with the twins she came back at 10 months. I was hoping for a year but no luck.
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I didn't nurse my twins, so can't answer for them. It returned 28 months after my third was born, and now the baby is 19 months with no sign of AF returning yet. Knock wood!

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Oh, haha, sorry, I didn't even realize this was in the twins forum when I answered! So, I guess when I stated that I didn't nurse my twins, I wasn't helping you any. I'm sorry!

(FTR, I was 19 and ignorant and believed my doctor when he told me that I would never be able to nurse twins. He had twins himself, so I figured he knew what he was talking about.)

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Thanks for the replies. It seems like there is a range, but for most it is longer than with their singleton.

Don't get me wrong, I am loving it, although I did take a pg test this morning in spite of the fact that dh is 4 months post-vasectomy.

Trying to get my bearings...
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I got it right after my son's first birthday, but no sign of it yet with the babes (who are now 14+ months). They have cut down their daytime nursing quite a bit -- maybe 3-4 times in the day/evening -- but still going strong most nights.
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18 months. It came back and was regular right away.
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Don't get me wrong, I am loving it, although I did take a pg test this morning in spite of the fact that dh is 4 months post-vasectomy.
I almost did this last month. AF was late, but it was only my 2nd one PP. My DH was 9 months post-vas, LOL. I was freaking out, mostly PMS hormones. I realized this time around that nursing makes PMS worse. After AF came back post dd #2, I had horrible PMS with rages and anxiety attacks starting the day I ov'ed and ending maybe the 3rd day of AF. I ended up taking Lexapro for a year and in therapy. After she weaned though, I had normal, managable PMS. This time I have been taking pre-natal vitamins and Mama-Calm to boost magnesium and B vites, and it is really working. I had a REALLY bad PMS day on Saturday, realized I hadn't been taking my vites, and yesterday was much MUCH better. Not perfect, but tolerable at least. Good enough that I got the girls' room gutted and sparkling, all the laundry caught up, and then I allowed the neighbor girls to come over for a double sleepover last night. And I didn't feel completely overwhelmed. I didn't even lose it once. It was pretty amazing for week 3 of my cycle.
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With my singleton I got AF back at 16 months pp. I thought that I'd go much longer then that with my twins but it came back at about 21 months pp.

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AF came back at 6 months with the twins. Rena was only nursing, no suplimetnal anything (stubborn girl) and Nechama was nursing and taking bottles when I worked. Now Rivka is nursing and has solids, rarely nurses in the day but nurses about 2 - 3x per night, and AF is no where to be seen (she is 13.5 months old).

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It came back at exactly 9 months woth both of my singletons. My twins are now 9 months with no sign of AF. I'm hoping it won't return for awhile yet!
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Got it back at 24 months - almost on their 2 year birthday exactly.
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I just got mine back a couple weeks ago and the boys are almost 1 yr. With ds1 I didn't get it back until 18 months but he was latched on all night a day and the boys only wake a few times at night, sometimes Miles even sleeps pretty much through the night so I think that's why I got it back sooner. I am hoping it is a 1 time thing and I don't get it again for a while though, we will see!
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With dd it was 10 months. The boys are almost 10 mos and no sighn yet. I would assume it will be longer, they both nurse so much even through the night. My body must be thinking I still have a newborn
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I'm 11+ months pp with no AF yet.
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I know what AF means, but can someone please tell me what AF stands for. It's driving me crazy
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Thanks for the replies. It seems like there is a range, but for most it is longer than with their singleton.

Don't get me wrong, I am loving it, although I did take a pg test this morning in spite of the fact that dh is 4 months post-vasectomy.

LOL, my dh had the big v after the twins were born also.

got AF back at 12 months. With my singleton, 13 months,

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I know what AF means, but can someone please tell me what AF stands for. It's driving me crazy
AF = Aunt Flo (or is it Aunt Flow?)

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Thank you. That was driving me crazy too.

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7 months with my first, 6 months with my second, with constant nursing, nearly hourly at night. Regular cycles from the first postpartum AF.
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10 weeks with twins EBF, along with pumping an additional 20-30oz per day. They were going 8-9 hours between nursing at night, but I would pump at least once in between the last nightly nursing and first morning nursing, sometimes twice (had no choice really, as I'd wake up drenched otherwise).

8 weeks with singleton, same thing, only he would go 7 or so hours between the last feeding of the night and first feeding of the morning with one pumping session in between.

I'd always pump a minimum of 8 ounces per pumping session, often 12oz. or more, at which point I'd stop cause otherwise I'd have to switch out the collection bottles.

Yet I STILL had AF rear her ugly head very quickly after birth. Argh.
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