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One nibble on a piece of sweet potato at 6 months and the flood gates opened.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
With all three I was breastfeeding around the clock, no pacifiers or solids, big healthy breastfed babies - didn't seem to make much difference for me
Ds was fed on demand, no paci, co slept didnt start solids until 6+ months.
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With my other two extended BFers, it was 18 months (for both).
)O( Far-away Mama to: Pooka (16)...Alex (14)...Mickie-Lamb (13)...Solo Mama to: Punkin' Seed (8)...Tootsie Pop (6)...Lil' Man (3) and a due February 2012
"Yeah right mommy. No way you are getting that down my throat. I know where the good stuff is. You're my food and that's final."
He will eat solids for dad, but not if I'm around.
So, yes, I was grumpy because I'm obviously giving him tons of milk. But, now I'm more accepting seeing that 8 months seems to be an average time and now I know many of you are in the same boat.
#2: I am at 25 months and no cycle so far. I just nightweaned dd about 2 months ago though and I just started setting nursing limits trying to wean her in the near future.
I do wonder if I will just get pregnant before I ever have a peroid.
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Is there any relationship to how heavy/light/long/short AF is normally to when she returns PP? I'm ready for her to return because the wait is killing me.
ETA: It also feels rediculous to answer the question "first day of your last period?" with "April 2008...."
NFP while nursing and with sporadic periods....bad idea if you're trying to not conceive
Lesson learned, one more bundle of joy for us, and a different BC plan this time
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With baby #4 I got it at 8 weeks He's exclusively BF, no pacis, cosleeps, etc. I wasn't sure when I had the one at 8 weeks, although it totally felt like a period vs pp bleeding. I was sure though when I had the same thing happen 34 days later following my normal PMS symptoms. He sleeps really well, I'm pretty sure thats why.
We practice NFP so I have started charting again as my DH doesn't want any more. I had hoped we'd be able to use LAM for awhile before deciding on anything permanent because honestly I'm not 100% sure about being done.
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I always chalked it up to the low milk supply problems I had, but I have another friend who had supply probs with her first as well and hers didn't come back for a long, long time.
So far ds is 8 months and no sign. Tandem feeding, but I have been WOH - pumping once an 8 hour shift.
Dd was never a frequent feeder though (as a baby - she is now!).
Interestingly, I had the opposite experience to Franci - the weight just flew off once I got my period back with dd. I had about 6 PP periods and then got pregnant with ds and by that time I was noticeably under my pre-preg weight.
So far, the weight hasn't been dropping off as quickly - although I'm at my 'usual adult weight'. I do find I am waaay hungrier feeding 2 though.
Second baby: around 12 months, conceived and miscarried when she was 16 months old
Third baby: Would have started when she was 12 months. Never had a period, "caught the first egg" and conceived baby #4
Fourth baby: He will be eight months on the 6th, no period in sight.
I haven't had AF since March 2007!
#1- 9 mos
#2- 10 mos
Both times, it came back a few weeks after I picked up more hours away from them at work or school.
Makes me wonder how long af would stay away if I was able to be with them 24/7 even as they got older...
She was also a very high needs baby who was nearly impossible to sooth, so I nursed her a ton since it calmed her and she couldn't scream with a breast in her mouth -- lol! She went from 8lbs.1oz. at birth to nearly 12 lbs at two weeks and kept gaining at a quick clip. She was huge at one, although is a skinny little thing as an older kid.
AF was gone for 2 solid years for us, we are still nursing at 3.9 years and AF has been very regular since returning.
I would link to the 7 EcoBF principles but my computer is super slow. You can find them thru Google tho.