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Well, I'm curious about this issue, too. My DS was was bf exclusively for 15 months (ie, he didn't have his first intake of any kind of calories that WASN'T breastmilk until he was 15 months old - he nursed for quite a while after that, of course!). No paci's, no bottles, co-slept, nursed on demand, etc etc etc. However, I got my first PPAF when he was 7 months old, and was like clockwork since then.
I've been reading on these boards of women who are nursing toddlers and STILL haven't had their first period yet. Gosh, I can only hope that when this little tyke is born, I'll be so lucky... :LOL
ETA: On an interesting note, I think genetics plays a huge part in when fertility returns. My sister is definitely NOT the AP type - she bf, but supplemented at 2 months, started solids at 4 months, weaned at 6 months, and never co-slept a day in her life. However, like me, she also got her first period at 7 months. Since she and I got our first periods at the same time PP, especially since we have COMPLETELY different bf'ing practices, makes me think genetics plays a huge role in determining when fertility resumes.