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Old 03-05-2008, 12:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I recently read somewhere that if you night feed while sitting up, rather that laying down, you get your menstrual cycle back? Anyone hear of this, or have any info on it?
My little guy is 8 weeks and I still have to sit up at night for the feeding on the left breast, due to a healing fissure. I had what was like a period a few weeks ago. I've breastfed my other 2 boys and never had a period until either after we weaned or after they were eating alot of solids.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I don't wanna have periods, that's one of the many rewards of breastfeeding.
Not to mention, my dh is going in the his vasectomy this Friday, and I just want to be SURE, while he's working the swimmers out of his system, that we don't have an OOPS!
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With dd I sat up and night nursed most of the time through the first 3m and then she slept through most of the night from 3m to 6m and from 6m on I probably fed her at night while laying down. I didn't get my cycle back until she was 19m, but she didn't start solids until around 10m.

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Hmm... I've never heard that one, but that doesn't mean anything. There's lots of stuff I haven't heard. Anyhoo, I've night nursed w/both of my kiddos since they were itty bitty. I got my first PPAF when dd was 18m old and w/ds when he was 8m old. My dd took to solids much more than ds does and night nursed until she was 2.5yo. My ds is still night nursing at almost 20m. I've always thought from talking with friends who EBF and co-sleep that it's just one of those things that varies from woman to woman and child to child.
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I've never heard that. I sat up to feed DS until he was around 4 months and have been side-lying at night ever since. He's almost 8 months now and still no sign of AF! *knock on wood* He hasn't really started solids yet, though, and he nurses every 2-3 hours around the clock.
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I only feed my son sitting up at night, and AF has not returned. He is 7 1/2 months old now. (I can't figure out the laying down thing.)
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