1. How long have you been nursing for?
14 months with my most recent child
2. How old was your child in months when your periods returned?
1 month with all 3 of my children, my AF was of course gone during pregnancy but immediately returned after birth
3. Were your periods regular or erratic when they returned?
4. Did you cosleep? (Answers: yes, no, parttime) Please give a brief description of your sleeping practices.
yes, baby in bed with me nursing all night
5. Did your child ever use a pacifier? If yes, how often?
6. Did you child ever use bottles? If yes, how often?
Yes with my second child. She drank BM from bottle during daycare. No with the other 2 children
7. Did you nurse on demand or did you schedule feedings?
8. How old was your child when you started solids?
around 5-6 months for all kids, they ate whatever we were eating
9. How old was your child when they started eating heavily? (2-3 meals a day)
never really, they all snack all day plus the youngest nurses and snacks
10. How old was your child when they started drinking water regularly?
not until after weaning- 1 1/2-2 years or so
11. Was your child mainly a comfort nurser or a down-to-business nurser?
They have all nursed for both reasons. I just nurse when they want it, not sure always why they want it
12. What was your average height and weight during breastfeeding?
I am 5'8"
1st child- 190 2nd child- 220 3rd child-250
13. Do you eat meat, dairy, or eggs?
14. If you answered yes to the above question, do you usually choose those items in organic or conventional?
both. I buy what I can afford
15. If you're vegetarian, do you buy mainly organic produce?
I am not vegetarian but we eat lots of veggies and go organic when possible
16. Do you consume soy milk/other soy products regularly? If so, how often?
we like soy beans fresh and dried in trail mix. We sometimes eat tofu and I use soy flour while cooking.
I answered this post because I have always wondered why I never have BF ammenoreah. I never realized that people had such long times with no AF. I think it might have something to do with my weight.