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Old 07-18-2010, 11:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Mamas,

I'd love to know what some other mama's experiences have been with their periods resuming after birth while still breastfeeding. I got my period back when DD was 9 months old (must add, I was semi-outraged as I BF on-demand all the time, wear and sleep w/DD, etc), and then exactly the same time the next month as well. I was very regular before pregnancy so I thought I was just resuming that "schedule". However, this month - no sign of anything, about a week later than was expected. I am pretty darn sure I am not preggers again (have been using protection), so I'm just wondering if this is typical...?

Many thanks!
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Very typical while BF.... FWIW don't feel bad about only getting a 9mos. break from AF....with all 3 of mine my periods resumed at 6-7 WEEKS pp and I also EBF on demand and co-sleep. Anyways back to your ?..

With dd1 it came back just like clockwork and I never had anything "weird" happen, I was also like clockwork before p/g.

With dd2 it came back but was very sporadic, some cycles were annovulatory and others were "normal" but I finally went back to my normal cycles when dd2 was about 7 or 8 mos. old.

With ds my cycles have been nothing short of crazy. I had mid-cycle spotting and super short cycles, plus a couple annovulatory cycles.... In fact I just went a whole 7-8 mos. of very predictable regular (well within a couple days) cycles and then this cycle I was 3 days late, which sent me running to the store for a test which I knew would be negative (dh had a V almost 2 yrs. ago) because I had to know it was freaking me out to think I could be p/g.

So I have come to learn that while BF I can't freak out over every little glitch in my cycles because it's just going to drive me crazy. As long as you are BF your cycles can be wacky.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you, that makes me feel better! I hear you; this morning I am thinking of a trip to the drugstore just b/c I want to have the 'what if' thought out of my head!

Thanks again.
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