Just hoping for some reassurance here!
At 26 months postpartum, I still have no period. based on my cervical mucus, I also don't think I'm ovulating. I had never thought I would wean my daughter, but at 18 months, I decided to night wean in hopes of getting my period back. No luck. A few months later I cut her daytime nursings from about 10X's/day down to 6. Then down to three...and two. Now at almost 26 months she is only nursing once in the evening. I realize that everybody is different and no one can give me an answer, but I'm hoping that someone can relate. Is it possible that I might need to wean entirely to ovulate and get pregnant again? I feel torn between nursing by DD and doing whatever I need to get pregnant. I don't want to wean completely...but I also want a smallish gap between kids. I'm starting to feel like there is something wrong with my body! I weigh the same as I did pre-baby...have been trying to gain weight, but seems impossible. I've had my thyroid tested and it's fine. I feel so helpless and frustrated!
Anyone else gone this long without a period while only nursing once a day? Is there anything I can do to encourage my cycle?
It sounds like you might need to completely wean. BUT - this is a variation of normal. the delay in return of your period is longer than average, but not so far outside normal that I would be worried yet.
Make sure you are getting enough nutrients. Add in vitamins if you need to. And if you are worried, by all means, see a doctor. At the very least it will put your mind at ease that things are running normally.
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)
I have a friend who never gets her period back until after she completely weans and that is between 36-48 months. She has 6 kids and it was this way with each of them.
Becky, momma to Rafe 8/2/2011, wife to Sky & mom to our corgis.
I too am nursing a toddler (17 months) & would love to get pregnant but still do not have a period. I have been using daily ovulation tests & I am ovulating...my cycles are just longer than normal. I have also tried acupuncture for fertility. Not sure if I will get my wish of getting pregnant while still nursing my baby, but I'm going to give it a try for a while. If I have no success I will have to drop some feeds. Does anyone have a story of getting pregnant while still nursing without the return of their period? Good luck to you.
I'm confused--- what do you mean your cycles are longer than normal if you are not having your period? You can, as far as I know, ovulate *once* without getting your period (if you catch that egg and become pregnanat you would not have a post-partumn period). But multiple times? I did not know that was possible.
First off, how old are you?
Second, have you tried any supplementation to help get your fertility going again? I had luck with Optivite supplements. Some people have luck with Vitex. I would definitely try these before weaning.