I think I may be getting my period, as I had some mucus tinged blood today. I'm still nursing my 14 mo LO. A few months back, I felt physically and emotionally like I might be getting my period, but didn't. This is my first child, so everything happening to my body is new. I'm wondering what your experiences have been regarding when your period returned while you were still nursing your little one. My child still nurses throughout the day and night... so I'm really surprised to be getting my period.
Any info you have would be appreciated! Thanks.
It sounds pretty normal to me to get your period back around 14 months. My cycle didn't return until 20 months after my son was born, but both my midwife and my gyn were surprised by that. My son breastfed on demand up until last week, so it wasn't a change in the feedings that caused my period to return--I guess it was just time! I wouldn't be concerned, but like the PP said, I'd pay attention to your fertility signs.
I ebf, my daughter nursed a TON, every 2-3 hours for the first 6 months, every 3-4 hours after that, and I got my period 6 weeks after she was born, I've had it every month since. I was so pissed, but it is normal, there is a lot of variety in terms of when it comes back. I find I get much more exhausted now than I did before I bf, like it is just too much for my body to handle doing both at once. I take it easy and eat lots of iron rich food, but, yeah, I wasn't expecting to get it back so soon!