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When did you have your first postpartum period IF you exclusively breastfeed?

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When did you get your first postpartum period IF you exclusively breastfeed (no bottles, no pacis) and co-sleep? I'm having some rather fertile looking mucous at less than 3 mos postpartum and I don't like it!<br><br>
If your fertility returned early (like less than 6 mos), do you have any idea why?<br><br>
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Moving to fertility <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I got my first postpartum period 9 months after my son was born. He's breastfed, still night nursing, etc.<br><br>
With that said, I had some "fertility signs" earlier that turned out to be false alarms. Could be you're having one as well. HTH!
 

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I answered 12 +, but i did have a sort of period when we went through a nursing strike during a major teething burst plus bad head cold, and DD would hardly nurse for a few days. Had to pump for the first time ever! But after that, my first true period was at 12 months.
 

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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12+, 13 or 14mo, to be exact. Regardless of how much they nurse.
 

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It was at his first birthday party, oddly enough, so 12 mos+3 days. And like CLOCKWORK since then. 30 days exactly, every single time.
 

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18 months
 

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4 months. BUT, it was anovulatory until after 10 months PP.
 

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13 months and 5 months, and I didn't do anything different.
 

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First baby: "ecological breastfeeding" 4m. Second baby, "ecological breastfeeding" and tandem nursing, 6m. Third baby (bottles, paci, pumping while he was at work) 7.5 months.<br><br>
About the only main difference I can see between when I was nursing DD1 and when I was nursing DS is that I was 7 years older (29 instead of 22).
 

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6 weeks PP with DD even though she was exclusively BF until 6 months.<br>
5 months with DS. We started him on cereal at 4.5 months.<br><br>
DD is not a big eater, never was, I doubt she ever will be. She's 5 and weighs 33 lbs. She was 17lb 4 oz on her 1st birthday.<br>
She just didn't eat enough to supress ovulation.<br><br>
DS is big. He's 41 lbs ar 3.5 years (yes 8 lbs more than his big sister). He was 29 lbs on his first birthday. I started giving him rice cereal at 4.5 months, casue he was so freaking hungry!. 2-3 weeks later AF showed up.
 

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3 months, almost to the day. I was irritated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I really don't know why? I also had a massive milk supply.
 

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1st baby breastfed exclusively for 12 months, breastfed on demand till 2.5 years. She also used a paci though. My first postpartum period was just before her 2nd birthday and I got pregnant with baby #2 on #1's 2nd birthday!!
 

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dd nursed exclusively for 8mos (no artificial nipples), and then i EPed for an additional 9mos after that, so 17mos total. didn't get ppaf until dd was 14mos.
 

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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...<br><br>
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.
 

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well, dd DID have bottles, since I was an EP'er, but she was also exclusively breastfed.<br><br>
I didn't get my period til 17 months pp.
 
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