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#1 of 40 Old 12-27-2006, 02:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I posted a similar question in fertility.

Ds is almost 10 months, still primarily bf although we tried purees for a while but then stopped. He sleeps a good stretch during the night. I have been manually checking my CF, but seem to be not fertile and no period yet. When did you get your period back?
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I posted a similar question in fertility.

Ds is almost 10 months, still primarily bf although we tried purees for a while but then stopped. He sleeps a good stretch during the night. I have been manually checking my CF, but seem to be not fertile and no period yet. When did you get your period back?
I got mine 2mo PP
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Wow, that seems fast! I hope I am not pregnant again!
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I was surprised my period came that early with both, b/c my first never slept over 3 hours at night back then and now my second doesn't and I'm tandem nursing. Go Figure.
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With ds #1, I got my period back a little after a year.
with my daughter, #2, I got it back at 4 mo pp
with my son, #3, I got it back at 4 mo pp

you'll ovulate before your period of course. I always knew that I ovulated and expected that period to come...other women I've talked to had no idea it was coming.

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13 months, but not regular at all yet and my dd is 22months.
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Despite EBF, mine came back 4 weeks pp. :

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With my dd it came back when she was 7mo.

I just got mine back 2wks ago. Ds was just shy of 6 mo.
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EBF here as well and dang thing returned at 7 weeks PP!!!! : Was hoping it was a fluke, but nope, we are back on regular cycles for the last 4 months!
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8 months pp.
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2 years and 2 weeks after DS was born. He'd been sleeping through the night and eating anything that held still long enough for a long time by that point, so I chalk it up to just being lucky. I was immediately and obviously fertile.

I felt like I won the LAM lotto!
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6.5 months pp

 
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DD is now almost 8 months old and no sign of af
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Well no sign of AF at 16 months pp, then I got pregnant so I haven't had one for a while now. With my son he weaned very early and I got PPAF at around 9 months.
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7 months pp. And we are still exclusive on breastmilk!
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I didnt get it with dd because I went back on depo provera shot when she was 3 weeks old.

With ds she came back the week ds turned 5 months. grrrr

 
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Despite EBF, mine came back 4 weeks pp. :
Me too :
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I was one of the lucky/unlucky ones that got their period back immediatly.
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16 months here before AF came back and my DS had long been sleeping through the night and I stopped pumping at work at 12 months.
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EBF and period at 6 weeks PP on the dot. Now, at 4-months-ish PP I am back to a 28-day cycle (still EBF)

Hmmph! :
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I got mine back around 23 months. I had stopped pumping at work around 15 months and expected it back within the next few months since I was going close to 10 hours without nursing, but it still took a long time to come back. I was 37 at the time, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it.
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i got mine at 9 mo, 18mo, and 11 mo

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you'll ovulate before your period of course. I always knew that I ovulated and expected that period to come...other women I've talked to had no idea it was coming.

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Actually, for the majority of women, the first postpartum period is anovulatory. (Figure is something like 2/3rds anovulatory, if memory serves.) Such has always been the case for me personally.

For me:

#1 was at 6.5 months, approximately 2 months after introducing solids
#2 was at 12 monhs, approximately 4 months after introducing solids
#3 was at 10 months, approximately 2 months after intoducing solids

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I got my period back 8wks pp with both children, exclusively breastfeeding both. Some are more fertile than others.
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With dd, at 17 months. Ds is currently about 21 months...no period yet.
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i got mine first one at 10 months pp. my second one was six weeks later. : nervewracking! after that it evened out to my usual 30-33 day cycle. i was exclusively breastfeeding. ds wasn't interested in solids until well past his first birthday.

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I got my period back 8wks pp with both children, exclusively breastfeeding both. Some are more fertile than others.
Me too
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About 10 months with DS, but I was on the Depo shot and then quit, so who knows when it would have come back otherwise. 13 months with DD1 (4 weeks after she weaned).

6 months with DD2 BUT I was having a short luteal phase, so while I was ovulating, I suffered from low progesterone. I had a very early loss the month before becoming pregnant with DD3, and I went in and found out I had very very low progesterone and had to go on supplements or I would have lost her. Not everyone has that problem, but some do because prolactin suppresses progesterone, so even if you are ovulating, it might not be enough.

So far, we are at 9 months with no AF this time! I am thankful and hope that trend continues for as long as possible. I'd rather nurse around the clock than deal with that mess!
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