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View Poll Results: How many months postpartum did AF return for you?
Around 2 months (average length for non-bf mamas) 26 12.32%
3-5 months 25 11.85%
6 months (average age solid foods are introduced) 11 5.21%
7-8 months 19 9.00%
9 months (the whole 9 up, 9 down therory) 12 5.69%
10-12 months 26 12.32%
13-15 months 39 18.48%
16-18 months 27 12.80%
19-21 months 9 4.27%
22-24 months 9 4.27%
25-30 months (average age for self-weaning) 4 1.90%
After 30 months 4 1.90%
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#61 of 75 Old 09-10-2007, 02:23 AM
 
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around 16 or 17 months. and then became pregnant after two cycles... we'll see this time...

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4.5 months. However, they were anovulatory until 10.5 months PP.

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I haven't stopped nursing in the past seven years... despite that, AF returned at five months with both children, before they had any solid food. Dd self-weaned after ds's birth. I suspect that whenever I have #3, it'll be back around five months, no matter what. Sigh.

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With DD1, it was around 2 months. But I was EPing, not breastfeeding, and my supply was already diminishing at that point.

With the twins, they're almost 7 months and I'm still not menstruating, and I sure hope dear old AF stays away a LONG LONG time.

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I had my first PPAF when DD was almost 11 months old. She was still 99% EBF. She was really rejecting solids pretty consistently (not that I was pushing them). She also nurses many times at night (I don't count, I try to sleep ). I have never been apart from her for over 30 minutes, I've never pumped, she's never taken a bottle, in fact, she's not even drinking water from a cup. I was shocked to start so early.

That said, that was 2 months ago. I have not had another, and all pg tests say I'm not I won't be surprised if I go many months before having another.

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For me it was 14.5 months, but was self induced to become pregnant again. At that time I was still nursing ds about 3 times daily, but we had nightweaned at 9 months. FWIW I became pregnant after my 1st ppaf.

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Around 16mo (still bf). ds was exclusively bf until 6mo, but we'd been going for long stretches during the day (daycare) from about 10 months on. He was still nursing a lot at night though (until we night-weaned him a month ago).

I also got pg in my second PP cycle.

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We started solids at just over 5 months, and mistakenly starting cutting down on nursing. I got AF at 6 months. I was still co-sleeping, and he was nursing 3-4 times during the night, but only every 3-4 hours during the day.

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I just got my first pp period today with my son, and he is 13 months and 5 days/

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None of the above.

Mine came a month and a half after birth.

Exclusively breastfed.

It's been frustrating.

Must run in the family though- all my ancestors had children 15-16 months apart.

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I'm really jealous of all of you.

I have exclusively and frequently breastfed since he was born 8 months ago, and yet, I am supposed to start my 6th or 7th period since he was born.

Why oh why?

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I'm almost 19 months pp and no AF. I didn't vote since I hadn't gotten it back yet.
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Technically, I never got mine back... but I ovulated around 15.5 months postpartum and got pregnant again (!!) - so I *would* have gotten my first PPAF back at 16 months. I was taking Vitex to try and coax my cycles back into existence, though.

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15 months w/DS because I started on the mini-pill, so that made me have a period.

I forget w/DD, I only nursed 12 weeks then went to EBM so I think probably about 5 months?
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Almost 6 months PP for me, 15 months to the day of my last AF. That was with exclusive breastfeeding on demand and lots of night nursing.

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