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View Poll Results: When did your period return?
Less than 1 month postpartum 0 0%
1 month 4 28.57%
2 months 11 78.57%
3 months 7 50.00%
4 months 10 71.43%
5 months 6 42.86%
6 months 11 78.57%
7 months 5 35.71%
8 months 8 57.14%
9 months 12 85.71%
10 months 8 57.14%
11 months 6 42.86%
12 months or more (please explain) 53 100.00%
Exempt - Do not expect another period (please explain) 0 0%
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#31 of 52 Old 12-04-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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20 months, DD was nursing, but around that time it wasn't quite as frequent.

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11mo, was still BFing...
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DD1: 2 months, but I was EPing.

twins: That's complicated. I had some spotting around 4 months, for a day or two, when DS was getting formula supplements. I think my supply was low-- I was very sick with a bad flare of my ulcerative colitis. Then it went away. At ten months, DD2 learned to sleep all night, and I had a few random spotting episodes here and there, that never lasted more than a few hours. But AF didn't return for real until 16 months, when I weaned the twins to start immunosuppressant meds.

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Five weeks... and I was excusively breastfeeding, of course, around the clock!
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two years and two months. i was breastfeeding.
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For me, it never returned a couple of months after I night weaned. That was 16 months for ds and age 3 for dd!

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14 months, anovulatory until 17 months. DD nursing all night and several times a day.

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19 months and counting, even with nightweaning (8hrs no nursing at night for a couple of months now)
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5 months with an EBF baby nursing 'round the clock. I felt SO robbed.
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i just got mine back 3 days ago and DD is 13.5 months.

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With DS1 it was right around 12 months. I was a WOHM then, and it happened when I dropped a pumping session.

With DS2 we are less than 2 wks from his first birthday and I've had no signs of it coming back yet. Fine with me!!
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10 weeks the first time and 12 weeks the second time. Both kids were ecologically breastfeeding, although DD did get a pacifier at first to help with a bad latch. I have PCOS and I suspect that has something to do with me getting my period back so soon.

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Six months and four days...which put it squarely on Valentine's Day. Yay. Xander was still BFing like a maniac. I found (and still find) that it hurt(s) to nurse for a day or two beforehand.

OK, technically it was really light and short that time and it came more heavily about 6 weeks after that, but I still think it counts.
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With my first it was 16 months, with my second it is 13.
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6 weeks on time both time, both children we EBF but I still got my fertility back right away.

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I got it back at 13 months both times followed by a cycle with a 4 day lp. I wouldn't of minded getting mine back sooner. My sex drive is much higher when I have my cycles and I wanted to be able to ttc earlier with my first. I'm still waiting on a long enough lp to try for my last child.

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For me there was no difference from exclusively breastfeeding and exclusively expressed feeding, both were 2 months. My middle one was 4 months, not sure why that one was different.

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My period started back on my daughter's 2nd birthday. Ironic
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I chose 12 or more bc it was 21 months w/ds1 and 21 months w/ds2. Ds3 is almost 15 months now.

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Had my first PP ovulation at 16 months after my son. Got my first PP period at 17 months with my daughter. I nursed my son until 20 months, my daughter is still nursing at 17 months of age, though only 2x/day.

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with dd1 at 14 months with dd2 at 5 months .

both nursed all the time. well dd2 still does.
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