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Ds turned 3 months of Sun and is totally breastfed and AF came back Sat... blah!!! It was back at 6 weeks with dd so I made it a bit longer but still! Not excited about this one at all. My SIL has a 16 month old and still hasn't gotten AF!!!

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I started spotting yesterday.
When I saw it, I let go with a string of obscenities which I will not retype here!
Needless to say, I'm very unhappy! I wanted to be one of those mamas who go without AF for months and months.
SIGH!!

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She's still on vacation from me. I'm so surprised because DS has been going for 7-8 hours without nursing for a couple of months!

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She hasn't come here yet, and I'm hoping she stays away for 16 months like she did after dd's birth. :

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I'm reallllly annoyed... we nurse every hour, or two, or three. NEVER more than three hours! Grumblegrumble!

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nope. she probably won't return until 18 mos pp like with all my other kids.
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Yes last month when he turned 3mos old despite nursing round the clock.

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i've had at least 2. i didn't STOP pp bleeding until about 11 wks and then 5 days later got af. i just finished up with her on monday. i've always gotten her back, even with my babies that were healthy and didn't get bottles.

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Ds turned 3 months of Sun and is totally breastfed and AF came back Sat... blah!!! It was back at 6 weeks with dd so I made it a bit longer but still! Not excited about this one at all. My SIL has a 16 month old and still hasn't gotten AF!!!
exactly the same as me - 6wks with ds1 12wks with ds2 and so not impressed!
and never any artificial milk here either

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I didn't get my first pp af until ds was 20 months old, but I have PCOS and was 37 when he was born. Am guessing I may go equally as long, but who knows, since dd does not nurse nearly as often at night.

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I spotted for one day at exactly 10 weeks and I started spotting today at 12w2d. I am not sure what is going on. It is super minimal. I didn't have this with my other 2. With my first my first ppaf was at about 19mos and with my second it was at 15mos. I just don't want the hassle

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i finished pp bleeding at 3 wk pp. then started af at 7 wk pp. then again at 9 wk pp. one spot at 10 wk now nothing since then and at 14wk pp. but i have been cramping like i should have started since i had the spot. this is the first time i have not started the mini pill 6wk pp. i though for sure i was gearing up to be regular and was just waiting for this last period to start before starting the pill. i started getting nervous bc DD2 started STTN (well 6 hr straight) at 2 mo old.

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I got my first PPAF on the 7th of January which was also the day my baby was 3 months old. BOO. It is the 14th now and I'm still bleeding. Bridget is EBF and nurses at night. Oh well, I guess I'll embrace it as a way to cleanse every month. The first few days were terrible and the bleeding was heavy. I wouldn't mind if it would go right back to only lasting 4 days but this 7+ days is no fun.

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no pp here. lo is 3w5d. bf all-the-time & co-sleep (not sure if it matters, but i thought it may).

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Breastfeeding often and long and co-sleeping have never kept my PPAF at bay. I know for some women it does, though. I think my body just wants me to be continually pregnant. Bridget has never had a bottle or a bink and sleeps with me all night long. Interestingly enough, the only time I have had my period stay way for any length of time was with the one I didn't sleep with regualrly. Go figure.

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oops wrong place

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I haven't had a sign of a period yet but I wonder if by using a nipple shield I am at more risk for an earlier return? Does anyone know if that affects things? I'm working on getting rid of it but for now it's a necessity.

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I don't think the sheild will cause your period to return any earlier than it would otherwise. As long as the baby is nursing often and your supply is adequate I would be very surprised if the sheild caused an issue.

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I'm EBF and got my period at 10 weeks PP. BUT - I barely had any cramps which I was hoping would happen after having a baby, b/c usually mine are terrible. Now I'm 13.5 weeks PP and haven't seen any fertility signs, so I'm definitely not regular yet. makes birth control a drag...
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DS is going to be three months old and AF made her presence known last night.

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nothing yet at 13 wks PP. but then again, i bled for 9 wks (which was resolved with acupuncture) so i hope she doesn't come back for a while!

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With my first, it didn't come back for 14 months, so when it started last night I thought I was crazy or sick so I came to this board to find out if I was the only one.

I am 13 weeks pp and we are nursing/cosleeping but he sleeps about 6-7 hours at night. I hate it but I feel better knowing I'm not the only one. I guess I won't call my midwife to find out what is wrong with me....
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Ki is 3 months 1 week and no AF here yet!! My mom did get hers back until she stopped nursing so Im hoping I follow the "tradition" here too. BUT I have PCOS so my cycles are very irregular anyways, like 60-80 days between cycles so Its not a big deal anyways if I get it back. I get such a break between cycles anyways. Although I am hoping since having a baby and all that my hormones regulated a bit and it will be a bit more normal now.
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So blessed on that front, my lmp was Feb 2006 - then conceived DS2. DS3 was a bonus baby - I was so used to no bleeding that I'd kindoff forgotten that I may actually ovulate. Will be a bit more cautious this time. I'm almost 41 though, so I'm hoping for an early menapouse and to never suffer the dreaded curse again!
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With my 1st two kids, AF returned at 3mos. PP. But then after baby #3 it didn't come back for 7.5 mos. I was 31 & blamed her late return on my age. And then after baby #4 AF didn't appear for 9 mos. Sooooo, I'm not expecting her for several more mos at least. And I'm hoping I'm right because it's not like we've busted out the birth control devices yet!

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I've had 2 now - one at 10 weeks and one at 16 weeks, and a huge bout of PMDD along with it. I sobbed all weekend uncontrollably. Of course I feel fine now. Going to the ND now for bioidentical hormones. Any experience with those?
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DS is 4 months and AF hasn't returned for me. I am EBF/co-sleeping and DS usually doesn't sleep more than 5 hrs at one stretch. Now you are all going to think I am crazy... and I probably am. I know it is possible to get pregnant again before AF returns. If I were to find out I was pregnant again, I would celebrate... not that we are actively TRYING, but we are most definitely not actively PREVENTING. I am 38 and it took over 2 years of "trying" to get this one, and it could be that the next one takes awhile, too, so I am not going to try to "prevent" anything at this point. In a perfect world, I would have had my DS years ago, so I could space the LO's out a little more, but since I am 38, I don't want to waste time.

Am I the only one on here who actually wants to be pregnant again already?
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