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Old 03-11-2010, 10:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm currently nursing my 19 month old daughter, who has always been a very avid nurser. We nurse probably 12-20 times a day. I night weaned her about two months ago for my own sanity. I'm beginning to wonder if my fertility will ever return :-) Just curious to hear from some other mamas who had toddlers who nursed frequently and when your periods returned. We were hoping to ttc sometime in the near future.

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Ds nurses 3-5 times a day & we nightweaned almost 3 months ago. I am still waiting for my period to return.

Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).

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My longest record was 2.5 years with DD1. It was 18m with DD2, and then 8 months with DS. I don't know why it has come back a year sooner with with child, DD2 did nurse less then DD2 did, but DS didn't nurse that much less.

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My DD is 17 1/2 months old and I just got my first one two weeks ago. I reduced my pumping from 15 to 10 or 12 ounces per day because DD's demand decreased. She still nurses 2 or 3 times during the night.

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I think it was about 18 mohths with ds. But it could have been a bit longer, I don't really recall.

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I was still breastfeeding a LOT, although my daughter had started solids, when I got my cycles back at 10 months postpartum.
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I EBF'ed 2 nurslings (no bottles, additional pumping for freezing) and AF came back within 2 months after birth both times. YUCK!!!!!

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I got mine back at 8 months had it for about 3 cycles then lost it again since the end of October.
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af returned at 6wks with ds1 and 12wks with ds2 - lucky me...
with ds2 i got pregnant the first try - and my nursing toddler was 22 months old at the time

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My 22 month old nurses about 3 times a day. I have had 2 random periods, but they were 3 months apart. I am still waiting for some normalcy....
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DD is 16 months old now and I haven't had a period since three months before she was conceived... 28 months ago. We're still nursing about 3 or 4 times a day on days that I'm home. I'm starting to wonder if it's going to come back, not that it's missed!
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I think it's really different for everyone. Mine came back when DD was 19 mo. but it's still not very regular and I used to be VERY regular.

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Dd 13 months (introduced solids slowly at 8 months, night weaned at 17 or 18 months)
Ds 6 months and counting (no solids yet)
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DS was 2 1/2 years. DD is 13 months and nothing yet.
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Does anyone know if you need to have a normal period before going on the mini pill? I have a prescription but haven't started them yet because I didn't want to do anything to interfere with breastfeeding, but now that DD has cut down so much on nursing I'd like to start some kind of birth control.
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I didn't get mine back until 34 months.

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