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View Poll Results: When did you have your first postpartum period IF you exclusively breastfeed?
1 mo 7 4.52%
2 mos 12 7.74%
3 mos 7 4.52%
4 mos 8 5.16%
5 mos 6 3.87%
6 mos 4 2.58%
7 mos 3 1.94%
8 mos 4 2.58%
9 mos 7 4.52%
10 mos 8 5.16%
11 mos 8 5.16%
12 + mos 81 52.26%
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#31 of 48 Old 09-27-2007, 09:20 PM
 
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My postpartum bleeding stopped about three weeks after DD was born, a few days later I started bleeding again. I thought it was just from the birth, but then, 28 days later it happened again... and then 28 days later again...

My guess on why... I am just super fertile. DD sucked on nothing but my nipples and suck she did. She doubled her birth weight in just over two months. I am also a mom with a massive milk supply.
same here. it's unfair I say...
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mine returned at 6 months. i've always had very heavy, close-together periods, but still seems early for an exclusively breastfed co-sleeping baby
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In her OP, I think she was specifically looking for the "early month" answers.
Yeah, I that's what I want to know about. I know the ave is 14 mos but wanted to know how many people get it back before 1 year.
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#34 of 48 Old 01-11-2008, 02:50 AM
 
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I've been holding off on answering this poll, but got AF today. Almost 11 months to the day. He has just recently started sleeping 8 hours at night.
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Well, I had a surprise pregnancy when DS was 6 months old, but when we went in for the u/s there was no heartbeat.

AF returned around 9 months PP, which is also around the time DS night-weaned. AF's a b*tch, but so is getting up several times a night, so I can't complain!

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3 months even though l had oversupply of milk and bf exclusively for 13 months and DS weaned at 17 months. I must add DS was a very strong little sucker. As a newborn people would love to sit down and listen to him feed cos he was so noisy, grunting and gulping. :
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I got it at 7 months after DS and 5 months after DD. Both times they were exclusively breastfeeding and were nursing several times a night, with DD I was tandem nursing and pumping for someone else.

Yeah! What's with that? Mine came back 5mos PP with DS and 6 mos after DD. I was tandem nursing a 2year-old & 6th month old for goodness sake. BOTH still at night as well!!!! No solids either (well, some for the 2yo!)

I have no idea
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dd1 - 14 months
dd2 - nearly 16 months and still no PPAF

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We are totally ApP and at 16 months still no period. I think I ovulated 7 months ago but have not again. Ds had to sick periods were I was EBF again and went up a whole cup size and lost five pounds. I am glad we were not planning on TTc right away because I would not be happening any time soon.

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I answered 7 months because that's what it was with DC1.

DC1 - 7 months (got pg when she was 10 months)
DC2 - 9 months (got pg when he was around 15 months)
DC3 - 11 months (not pg yet!)

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3 months

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just got mine last week. rowan was 8.5 months old.

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About 7 months with DS. I started my period the moment we started him on solids. But with DD (born 11/22/07) TWO MONTHS. I'm exclusively breastfeeding AND I'm pumping for twins...and AF shows up every 26-30 days anyway. The good news is it's very very light and only lasts for about 3 days, so I suspect it's anovulatory.

We're using protection anyway.
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Got my first at 20 months. DS nursed a lot, and I have PCOS. But I've been pretty regular since. It took changing the bedtime routine so that I didn't take a bath with him anymore. And moving. Go figure.

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11 months. It came back on Thanksgiving day.
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I bled for about 5 weeks pp, then started getting my period 2 weeks later....every two weeks. :

This continued on for a couple of months, then my period got REALLY wacky...which is a whole other story.

ETA: Alivia nursed until 27 months, never had even a TASTE of formula, and has co-slept since the beginning, with no pacifiers.
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I am still waiting for the return of AF... I am 19.5 months PP...

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about 15 minutes ago, 10.5 months after birth
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