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#1 of 116 Old 11-25-2007, 09:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This question is for Mamas who did unrestricted toddler nursing . . . I am 18 months pp with no cycle and I don't believe I am pregnant. I'm just starting to get worried that I will never have a cycle again. :
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My ds is 2 1/2 years old and I still haven't had a postpartum AF yet. In some women this is very normal and AF doesn't return until you stop BF
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I just got my first pp AF last week- my dd is 22 months.

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15 months and 12 months for me.
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DD was 23 m.o. when AF came back for me. It's probably more info than you need, but thought I'd share. We wanted to ttc#2 and I was getting anxious (I'm no spring chicken ), so I "helped" things a bit by going to get Accupuncture and taking Fertility Blend (it has Vitex, which ever so slightly reduces supply). I also partially night-weaned to reduce the number of times DD nursed (she was a marathon night nurser). It took 6 weeks of this to get AF back...
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You should not be worried -- our bodies are all as different as they are the same. Having said that, I've been on the other side of the worry fence you are on right now -- I got mine back around 3 months and was worried sick that something was wrong. Unfortunately, I don't think we get too much say over how our bodies work this way., so I guess we have to just try not to stress about it.
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4 months pp with every one of my kids. Sigh.
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I didn't get mine until 2 years pp with my first and then maybe once or twice a year for a looong time after. My 2nd I got it at 9 months pp and I think it was because I was staying up so late and not nursing at night much. This time around I had it in October for a whole 7 days but didn't get it this month so...
Like a pp said I don't think we have any control over it. Our bodies just do what they feel like doing sometimes.
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So glad to see this thread...I've been agonizing b/c my ds is 2 1/2+ and no sign of my period. My husband has been trying to convince me something's wrong--or that I need to get aggressive about night-weaning. I feel healthy, so what the heck?
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I got mine at 18 months pp. Right before I got it, I kept thinking,"I wonder when..." and sure enough, periods returned...then for a few months they weren't too regular. When dd was 2 (she stopped bfing just after her 3rd b-day) they became more regular.

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DD - 9 months
DS1 - 11 months
DS2 - 14+ months and still nothing (which is ok with me )
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ds1 13m
ds2 18m
ds3 22m
dd 16m

I was hoping to go for over 24m after dd but i didn't work out that way! You are normal and your body knows what it is doing.

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Thanks y'all. I am just adjusting to the idea that I may wind up with less children that I planned on (I started at 28 and had planned on cramming in a whole bunch) but nursing is so important to us that I don't see a reason to stop . . .
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Had very mild cycling all through pregnancy and full blown AF within 2 weeks of birth, right on schedule DD is 2.5 yrs and still nursing a lot. AF was heavier then usual the first year and now is back to normal.

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No cycle with DD1 until she was 22months old.

Then I became pregnant after one period.
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I wanted to add that my SIL is dealing with the same issues of a non-returning AF. They are getting up there in age and so she is starting the weaning process to have another child. I am writing though to say that she is also going to an acupunturist for fertility treatments and says she is starting to get cramping, etc. Might be worth a try.

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Almost exactly 4 weeks pp, even with exclusive, on demand bf-ig. (and was accompanied by some hardcore, atypical pms! : )same thing happened to my mom! (af, not the pms- so she claims)
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I just got my first pp AF last week- my dd is 22 months.
almost ditto ~ just got mine on thanksgiving (!), more than 25 months pp. so i was one month shy of going without for 3 years including my pregnancy!!!

we nightweaned 2 months ago, so i'm sure that's what did it.
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12.5 months PP.

Just after DD started nursing *only* 3 times a night and we intro'd a little whole milk (I WOH FT and dropped down to pumping "only" twice a night at work at a year. That seems to have done it).
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14.5 mos for dd (on Valentine's Day)
15.5 mos for ds (on the day of the Applebee's Nurse-in)


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9 months.. I wish it would have stayed away longer!

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6 weeks.
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6 months pp exactly - still exclusively nursing at the time...
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12mos with my first
19mos with my second
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16 months and 17 months

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24+ months....and now it only comes about once every two months...

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18 months pp









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I got my firt AF pp about 3 months after I nightweaned my DC. Both times, it's around the same time. That's about 18 months PP.
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