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Went 15 hours between bfs and got my period!!

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33goingon64 Sun 21-Aug-11 10:30:29

Has anyone else experienced this? My nearly 6mo is hungrier these days so we have been giving him a formual bottle before bed and again in the night. This has improved his sleeping so much that two days ago we went from 3pm to 6am with no bfs, and was amazed to see my first period since last spring! I mean I knew they would come back eventually but could it really be that instantaneous?

TanteRose Sun 21-Aug-11 10:33:13

I started my DD on solids at about 5.5 months, and got my period back almost immediately...she was still breastfeeding every 2 or 3 hours, day and night confused

I then got pregnant about a month later blush be careful! grin

SaulGood Sun 21-Aug-11 10:34:55

I think you only need a 6hr break between feeds for your cycle to kick back in. I suspect it's more likely that a couple of weeks ago you had a gap in feeds, or feeds started to space out naturally and that was the starting point.

DD was still feeding 2 hourly when I ovulated at 11 weeks. DH thought I was imagining it until 2 weeks later my period hit with a vengeance.

33goingon64 Sun 21-Aug-11 10:36:46

That's interesting. Were your first periods particularly heavy and painful? I heard they were supposed to get less so after childbirth...

SaulGood Sun 21-Aug-11 10:38:49

Bloody awful. I think a lot of women report that they're much heavier at first. But I was only 3 months post birth and I suspect the whole area was a lot more sensitive than it had been.

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