I've heard that women who breastfeed don't get a peroid until 10 or 14 months later, I just got my period a week ago, and my baby is almost 3 months old. And I'm still breasting. Could something be wrong?
I think 14.5 months is the average unless you supplement early with pacifiers, food, or you "schedule". That said average is just that - average. Some people menstrate earlier than others. I'm at 15 months and still waiting - not far off from average. BUT, I know someone else who is at 33 months and is still waiting! So there must be earlier times to offset that one.
Everyone is different! But it really depends on frequency of feedings and if there are any larger spaces in there, like night weaning, ect. Some cultures would feed their children on very frequent schedules to keep their periods at bay. Myself, with my almost 4 year old, I didn't start my period until he was 18 months old. Now, with my youngest, he is 15 months + and I am still waiting.
I'm not in a rush this time though, as I want to wait another year or so before getting pregnant again.
And since we tandem, I am hoping to keep my periods at bay even longer than before.
Yup . . . I got my at 4 mos. postpartum and baby was exclusively breast fed. I nursed round the clock all through the night and still. I was so shocked I actually thought I might be hemorrhaging or something. I was really hoping to have a really nice long break from my period but . . . like everyone has said, it is an individual thing.