Does Nursing affect length of cycle?? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 3 Old 06-29-2005, 10:28 PM - Thread Starter
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My DD is 16 mo old. We are still nursing and I just got off the minipill. While on it, my cycle lenth was all over the place. I hated it. Pre-preg (when not on the regular pill) my cycles were very regular: you could set a clock (calendar?) to it!

Since being off the minipill my cycles are incredibly short (for me): 21 days.

Could this be because of still breast feeding? The only other factor I think that could affect it is my age (closing in on 39).....but I've never heard of that.
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yes, nursing can totally mess up your cycles.

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Yes it is probably due to nursing. My cycles are starting to become sort of regular at about 5 1/2 weeks long. I have had 2 eight week cycles, 2 seven week cycles, a 6 week & now 3 that were about 5-5 1/2 weeks long. I was also pretty regular prior to getting pregnant.

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