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Is this normal? I thought that exclusive breastfeeding would cause me to have no menstrual cycle for at least a year. We never use pacifiers, and we do self-feeding.<br><br>
Now I feel that I've done something wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Uh, my understanding is that ebf will -delay- the return of AF longer than formula feeding or other methods. So just think how fast you would have gotten it if you hadn't ebf'ed!<br><br>
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i got mine at 8 months and i'm told i'm lucky cuz others have gotten in much earlier. it was 6 weeks with my first baby. i guess everybody is different, but you didnt do anything wrong
 

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I got mine right after my pp bleeding stopped. DD only ever sucked on my nipples, she was (is) a great bfer. My midwife told me to celebrate my fertility rather than feel so ripped off. I still feel ripped off.
 

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8 months here, feel lucky b/c my mom got it much sooner bf'ing...<br><br>
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I always get mine 3-5 months postpartum and I follow all the rules. Some of us just aren't lucky to avoid having it return sooner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I was also 7 months PP.
 

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I got mine at 6 months PP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: But we did introduce a pacifier.
 

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no paci, no bottles, we co-slept since birth....i got AF back at 3m pp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: "celebrating my fertility"......*grumble*
 

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No pacifier, no bottles,co-slept since birth. I got AF back at 5m <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br>
At the time I just guessed we were blessed to be fertile.<br>
Which I now know to be true. I miscarried in Novemeber but got pregnant again the next month and am now 8 weeks pregnant.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">no paci, no bottles, we co-slept since birth....i got AF back at 3m pp <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: "celebrating my fertility"......*grumble*</div>
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Celebrate my fertility? Oh wow, let me throw a freakin' party right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Last night I "celebrated my fertility" with a bowl of ice cream, brownies, sprinkles, hot fudge and oreos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I got mine back at 5 months with my first even though she was exclusively bf and eating several times at night. It was 14 months with my second, and he was sleeping through the night at 1 month and eating solids at 7 months.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is this normal? I thought that exclusive breastfeeding would cause me to have no menstrual cycle for at least a year. We never use pacifiers, and we do self-feeding.<br><br>
Now I feel that I've done something wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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Mine came back 3 months pp.
 

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Mine came back after the PP bleeding stopped for three months, disappeared for two and was back until I got pregnant again. No pacifiers, no bottles, no supplements, nursing no less than every three hours. I was really disappointed. I've had the baby, my PP bleeding has stopped as of two weeks ago when I had an IUD placed a week and a half ago, where I spotted for a week. Now I'm waiting to see, but since I'm tandem nursing, that might skew things this time around. If you're still worried, ask your doc. If you're on hormonal BC that might have something to do with it too.<br><br>
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