|View Poll Results: What month did your period return while breastfeeding?|
|Less than 3 months||23||18.11%|
|More than 16 months||36||28.35%|
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So far I'm at 10.5 months with DD and AF has yet to return. Me likey.
enjoying motherhood way more than science:
married to DH (2003) mama to DD(Nov 2008) & DS (Mar 2011)
Baby 2: 4 months (the baby passed away, but I was nursing baby 1 still)
Baby 3: (adopted, so not breastfeeding)
Baby 4: 13 months
#2 - just a few weeks, like maybe 4 weeks. And she hadn't had a pacifier by that age, she slept with me and nursed at least sometimes at night (though she wasn't a bad sleeper, which might be why it came back so soon), and was breastfed 100% with no supplements.
There are no guarantees.
#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...
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Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
ds2, woh ft, bf on lunch hour, cosleeping, less babywearing because he didn't love it, nursing on demand including cluster feeding in the evening because he wouldn't take a bottle: 14 months.
eta: it's interesting that many of the moms with more than one child had very different experiences from one child to the next.
#2 - 8 mo
#3 - 17 mo
#4 - 16 mo
For me the biggest deciding factor is night nursing. The only time my cycle came back early was with the baby who slept through the night from birth. My cycle came back as soon as my older nursling stopped nursing at night (I was tandem nursing). The other 3 times it came back rather predictable in the 16-17 month range.
So, AF is back, maybe, sort of, kinda in a way
Katrina - Mama to Gabriel 11/20/2009 and Norah 10/11/2011 and Theo03/11/2013- married to Wayne -
DD: 4 months
I BF exclusively and on demand. Both times it's been a few weeks after baby started going longer without nursing during the night. Even when they go back to nursing more in the night though, once my period is back, it's back to stay.
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
It has been longer after each baby and also I've had fewer periods between babies also. Between the last two I think I got it around 13mo pp and had 3 periods exactly 8 weeks apart and then got pregnant. Right now I am 15 months pp and no sign of it.
|we are now 16 weeks PP. and have had nothing since 10 weeks (and that was light and lasted like a day and a half) don't know if that even counts as AF|
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Amy, wife to Paul 5/20/01, SAHM to Daniel 5/23/07, Claire 7/15/09, and Elaine 9/4/12