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Old 10-28-2009, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So my 13 mo DS is still nursing... A lot. And we co-sleep so he nurses at night too. All of which I am quite happy with- it's so sweet. However, I still haven't gotten AF yet. I thought we would be able to try for another LO by now. Have any of you gotten AF quite late? I'm trying not to get worried and we were hoping to be TTC but not ready to wean. Any similar experiences? TIA!
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I only got mine once when DD had just turned 11mos and it's been almost 2mos. I think it's pretty normal.

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I didn't get it until my dd was 22 mos and had cut way down on frequency at night- that seemed to be a big thing- but as I understand it thats not common, I think most people get it back before then...she was really nursing on demand up until this point.

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i haven't had mine in over five years!
but i did have another baby in the middle of those years. i got pg with my dd just before ds turned two, i caught the first egg. i admit, i was getting a bit nerves about af not showing up but i figured if my body wasn't ready yet my family wasn't ready yet either.

i started focusing on ovulation, i took a few herbs and attempted to nurse at night a little less often. and that seemed to work for me.

i hope that helps.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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I got mine back @ 15mos. I think I read somewhere that that's about average, but can't remember for sure.

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Perfectly normal. If you are ecologically breastfeeding (nursing on baby's schedule day and night, nursing while cosleeping and naping together, no artificial nipples, and not leaving your baby with babysitters), then the average time for AF to return is over 14 months. If you're doing most of that, you may also experience a longterm breastfeeding infertility. Most people who don't do that get AF back within 3-6 months. Some people have to reduce or eliminate night nursing or even wean completely before they can get pregnant again.
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Mine came back at 14 months. He started daycare at 11 months though, so we were apart 9.5 hours a day.

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Mine came back at 15 months. I'm a WOHM cosleeping/reverse-cycled.

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