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

  • 1 mo

    Votes: 7 4.5%
  • 2 mos

    Votes: 12 7.7%
  • 3 mos

    Votes: 7 4.5%
  • 4 mos

    Votes: 8 5.2%
  • 5 mos

    Votes: 6 3.9%
  • 6 mos

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • 7 mos

    Votes: 3 1.9%
  • 8 mos

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • 9 mos

    Votes: 7 4.5%
  • 10 mos

    Votes: 8 5.2%
  • 11 mos

    Votes: 8 5.2%
  • 12 + mos

    Votes: 81 52.3%
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1 - i don't know for sure, but #2 was conceived when #1 was 3mo old<br>
2 - about 18 months; i was tandem nursing<br>
3 - 6 weeks<br>
4 - looks like it'll be 7 weeks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Just got mine back 23 months pp. Ds is still nursing every 2-3 hours during the day and LOTS at night.
 

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Dd BF exclusively for 11mo and then on demand. She´s 2.5 and still nursing several times per day.<br>
Last month, at 29months PP, I got my first AF!
 

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well, i guess my other 2 weren't exclusively bf b/c they both used pacifiers.<br>
with the first, my fertility did not return until he had completely weaned at 22 months.<br>
with my second, i got my first ppaf at 3 mos pp and ovulated reguarly after that but had very short lp's. i did get pregnant twice- once when my nursling was about a year old and once when she was about 18 months old, but was only able to sustain a pregnancy after she weaned completely (again at about 22 mos).<br><br>
this time my babe IS exclusively bf, though he does suck his thumb. he is 4 months old and i have not had a period yet. i do feel my hormones going wacky and i think my body is trying to have a cycle, but we shall see when it happens.
 

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Can I just say how absolutely jealous I am of all the mamas who voted 12+ months?!!<br><br>
I voted 1 month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
My pp af came closer to one month than to two, as it came at 5.5 weeks pp.<br><br>
I think maybe genetics have to do with my case?? My mom, for all five kids, got hers around 6 weeks each time, although she didn't ebf for all of us, nor co-sleep. I am, so I thought I had a shot. Hopefully next babe.<br><br>
But it does really depress me to have it so soon.
 

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baby #1-3 months, but I had gone on the pill (wish I hadn't!)<br>
baby #2-14 months<br>
baby #3-18 months (AF came 1 month after baby #2 weaned, #3 was still nursing)<br>
baby #4-no sign yet, she's 7.5 months
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Average is 14 months, many go to 2 years or so. This poll needs redoing with different options.</div>
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In her OP, I think she was specifically looking for the "early month" answers.
 

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I went way past 12 months but I was supplementing a bit so not votable (though I was producing way more than enough milk around the clock for one baby...just a bit less than I needed for two)<br><br>
But I wanted to say that I've got a friend and sister both who started within the first 4 months with their first child even though they were exclusively breastfeeding, night nursing, etc. I think the way our bodies handle hormones and breastfeeding is just different. So I'd be looking at protection of some sort if I didn't want to get pregnant again. I wouldn't personally rely on fertile signs either as things can be screwy and unpredictable for a while when your body is gearing back up..at least in my experience. I guess temping would likely do it but I don't know how you'd do that with a 3 month old.
 

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

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In her OP, I think she was specifically looking for the "early month" answers.</div>
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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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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">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"></div>
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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!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)<br><br>
I have no idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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dd1 - 14 months<br>
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.<br><br>
DC1 - 7 months (got pg when she was 10 months)<br>
DC2 - 9 months (got pg when he was around 15 months)<br>
DC3 - 11 months (not pg yet!)
 
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