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I just don't understand! I am exclusively BF, he's never had a drop of anything other than mama's milk!!! I had felt crampy a couple days ago but thought "no way." Besides, I can always feel when I ovulate (wonderful for TTC) and I didnt notice anything, and I know after NOT for a year I totally would have been aware of it. I am sooooo sad. I had decided to buy mama pads but kept putting it off b/c I figured I had plenty of time. WTF? I am so distraught, I didnt even bother to search to forum for similar posts. I know it's not unheard of to have a period while bf, but I thought it was unusual while exclusive bf. waaaaahhh!!
 

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all i can say is, I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> it certainly does suck when that happens. af came back after dd the day she turned 3 months, but i know it was because she started to sleep through the night at 6 weeks.
 

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Mine always came back at 6 weeks pp, no matter how much my babies nursed. I think for me, i have a higher estrogen level, which causes them to come back sooner. It sucks, doesn't it? Where's that year long break? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Check out my vent on the same subject....started just yesterday, in fact!! UGH!<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=146905" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=146905</a>
 

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I hear you! For me both times AF came back at around 11 or 12 weeks pp. Not only that, but I had 10 weeks of major lochia with ds and a major pp hemmorhage at 2 weeks then lochia until 9 weeks with dd. Both babes coslept and breastfed round the clock. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Some women are bleeders, I guess.
 

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My periods were delayed longer than yours, but I was TRIANDEM nursing (nursing 3 siblings concurrently) and got my period back at around 8 months. At that time my 8 month old was exclusively breastfed (and a very avid nurser!), my 2 year old was nursing every 3-4 hours, and my 4 year old was nursing twice a day.<br><br>
I know several women who get af back soon after giving birth. I guess it just depends on the individual.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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the same thing happened to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> i got mine 3 mos pp and my dd is NO WHERE near sleeping thru the night and she nurses at least every 90 mins during the day. i hate hearing all of my mainstream friends who supplement or start solids early or schedule feed and cio saying how they haven't gotten theirs. not fair!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mine always came back at 6 weeks pp, no matter how much my babies nursed. I think for me, i have a higher estrogen level, which causes them to come back sooner. It sucks, doesn't it? Where's that year long break? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"></div>
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Me too! UGH! With my older ds it came back at 5 weeks pp, and now here I am 6 weeks pp and she's here already! It sucks.
 

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I got what I thought was my period about 3months post partum. I got ONE DAY of period type bleeding, then it stopped, and hasn't come back (3 months later).. how weird is that?<br><br>
I sympathize with ya though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. Lack of AF is one big plus, IMO, of bfing.
 

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oh no! I'm so sorry! I have been thinking about this too.. my ds started sleeping through the night about a week ago and I'm scared.. please AF STAY AWAY!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got what I thought was my period about 3months post partum. I got ONE DAY of period type bleeding, then it stopped, and hasn't come back (3 months later).. how weird is that?<br><br>
I sympathize with ya though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. Lack of AF is one big plus, IMO, of bfing.</div>
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I'm really worried abt this. I'm not on birth control and have no intentions of getting on any. I finally got DH to wait on a vas (hoping he'll come around for TTC the 3rd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">), so we just use condoms. I don't know if I can take the stress of missing periods!! Suppose I should look into the IUD now, I was really hoping to aviod all this for a while. Nice to know I'm not the only one...I keep hearing abt mama's who don't get it for a year!!!<br><br>
****anyone know if Freshies has stocked mamapads at any stores? I emailed her not too long ago and she said she was making some for a few retailers, but she didnt say who.
 

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I got my period back after my daughter at 6 weeks PP. I got my period back with my twins at 12 weeks PP (and let me tell you, NEITHER ONE was sleeping through the night, they were exclusively nursed, and I was nursing their sister besides).<br><br>
Some women are just lucky I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I want to ttc sooooooo badly, but my af hasn't returned and my daughter is 16 months old!<br><br>
sigh, the grass is always greener...
 
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