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#1 of 6 Old 12-12-2012, 12:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wasn't really sure where to post this as its not a fertility question... I'm just curious.
My son was born 8 months ago and I had a copper IUD placed 4-5 months ago and I still haven't had a period. I'm only breastfeeding 2-3 times a day now and thought it was weird to not have my period yet. I've asked my family doctor and OB and they both say it's "normal"... But is it really?
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Everyone is different but yes, many breastfeeding women go over a year postpartum without menstruating.  

But if you are feeling like something isn't "right", bring it up with your doctor again.


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Average is 14 months ish when still bfing, with a wide variation of like 2 months to 2.5 years many women go without a period, but weaning from night nursing or cutting way down on nursing will be likely to bring back your cycle within a couple months.

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Yep, everybody is different!  I get mine back at 6 weeks (grrrrr) while constantly nursing a newborn and even when I was tandem nursing.  Other women still don't get it for a few months after weaning.


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Yep, everybody is different!  I get mine back at 6 weeks (grrrrr) while constantly nursing a newborn and even when I was tandem nursing.  Other women still don't get it for a few months after weaning.

 

Same here...when I was nursing all 3 of my children and pumping for donation on top of it, I started getting them back at 3 months. (anovulatory, but still getting them).


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