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Well, it happened. DS is 19 months old and my period has finally returned.<br><br>
I have not had a period since Sept of 2003. DS was conceived in November 2003 (I have never had regular cycles.) He was born in August 2004 and has been nursing like a champ ever since. Recently, he has been scaling back to mainly nursing in the morning, at naptime, and at bedtime, so I guess my period decided to come back. It's a good thing tampons don't expire, I still had some in the bathroom cabinet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have mixed emotions. In one way, it is good to know that everything is working down there and it is nice to "clean out" the plumbing, but I am sad. Does this mean he is weaning? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
My mom had me at age 40 and she got her period back at 3 months and ended up weaning me because I would no longer drink her milk. So far my son hasn't seemed to notice any change of taste, so that is good. My breasts do feel less full, so I hope I am not drying up. I have never been very aware of my supply as I never leak and rarely feel "let down". I would have no idea if I lost my milk supply.<br><br>
I am wondering if my periods will be regular now. My mom also had irregular cycles until she had her first child, she said that got her regular. When I wasn't taking the pill to regulat emy cycles, I was only getting like 1 or 2 perios a year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
I know many women get their periods much sooner post-partum, but it has been so long for me, I pretty much forgot about having them.
 

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*HUGS*<br>
2 days shy of my dd's 13 month bday, I got my first pp period. Boy did that suck. I have no other advice to you, except I don't know about my supply just like u...I never got engorged and never leaked. My dd is still nursing well, and it's been almost 2 weeks so I would assume I am nearly halfway thru my cycle now. I had about 35 day cycles before dd was conceived. She was conceived in June 2004, so my last period before this one was May 2004. Sucky for us both. Oh, and my dd is still not sleeping thru the night!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It certainly doesn't have to mean that! I got AF back with DS 2.5 years ago and he is still going strong. Because of his age, I would encourage you to offer a bit more (to make sure to get to at least two years) but it sounds like you are doing great.<br><br>
As for regularity. I know each woman is different. With DD I got AF back at 11.5 months and was extreamly irregular until I concieved DS. With DS, AF was back at 25 months and was very regular. Before DD I was fairly regular, but longish cycles. I think, at this point, my cycles are lengthening out again (from 28 days closer to my norm of 35 pre-DD).
 

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I'm one of the "lucky" ones that gets AF back like clockwork at 3 months postpartum. I nursed DS#2 until age 21 months, when he decided to wean because I was expecting DS#3 and my supply dried up.<br>
So no, it does not mean weaning.
 

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I don't think it means he's weaning. I just got my first ppaf a few days ago (it's horrible!) and ds is almost 13 months. I was hoping it would stay away a little longer. I've noticed my supply seems to have dropped a little bit but ds doesn't seem to notice.
 

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i started to bleed again just after my dd's second birthday. it had no affect on her nursing. she'll be three next month. i sometimes notice a slight tenderness around the time i ovulate, but mostly i'm just usually cracking up at comments from dd, like the one from last summer:<br>
dd: mama, what's on your little diaper?<br>
me: just a little blood, it doesn't hurt.<br>
dd: oh. dat's too bad.<br>
or the time this fall when my husband called me in a panic and asked if i knew she had a little gladrag insert in her tiny underwear. scared him silly.<br>
it's like every blessed other thing involved in parenting; it's what you, as a family, make it out to be. i really don't think you'll lose your milk (but don't nightwean if you're nervous! - my big fat opinion), but if by some chance you do - your sweet baby will let you know, and you'll all figure it out together.
 

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19 months?! Man, I'm jealous. Okay, I guess not, because I wouldn't have ds or dd2 if mine had waited that long. But, I only went five months with dd1, ten months tandem nursing dd1 and ds (the boy who could suck the chrome off a bumper), and 7 months tandem nursing ds and dd2. I'm currently nursing dd2 through this pg - so, it doesn't necessarily mean that your little one is weaning! It could just mean you're one of those darn lucky women who annoy the rest of us!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Sorry, it has you concerned though.
 
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