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If you EBF, when did your period return?

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Nottalotta Sun 10-Jan-16 08:27:01

DS is 5.5months and is ebf. He is reaady to start trying fod and I am wondering; as i plan to carry on bf, when my period will return?

I know no one can tell me but just wonderingvwhat others experienced were.

I need to be down to morning and evening feeds by 9 months as wil be working 3 days a week.

helloelo Sun 10-Jan-16 08:31:19

I ovulated the instant DS1 lips touched food, at 5,5mo, and got my periods 14 days after that.

I also started working 3 days a week by his 9mo anniversary but was not down to morning and evening, he would just wait for me (have cheese or yogurt during the day) and have his feeds when I was there (plus regular feeds when I was not working).

Badumchhhhh Sun 10-Jan-16 08:32:58

About 12 months with all of mine. Which was when I went back to work so dropped to 2 then 1 feed a day, so maybe linked to that. I had almost forgotten about them, so it was disappointing each time smile

OffRoader Sun 10-Jan-16 08:35:38

DS is 14 months and my periods returned last month.
We just stopped breastfeeding a week ago <sob> he self-weaned.

I wouldn't worry about 'getting his feeds down'. When you are there he will feed and when you're not, he won't! They adjust very quickly smile

Joskar Sun 10-Jan-16 08:36:00

Dd1- 6 months pp
Dd2- had spotting at just before 3 months but nothing since (4 months) and I'm feeding both of them

There's no rhyme or reason. I know some people who don't get their period back til after they stop bf, some when they were weaning and some when the baby was still really wee.

I went back ft when dd1 was 8 months old. She just fed lots in the evening.

MeAndTheMajor Sun 10-Jan-16 08:36:46

About 12 months with both of mine. I was only feeding morning and bedtime by that point.

StitchesInTime Sun 10-Jan-16 08:38:07

About 15 months. I went back to work at about 12 months.

toptomatoes Sun 10-Jan-16 08:39:30

11 months with DS1 - we stopped at 10.5 months

5 months with DS2- we stopped at 4.5 months

14 months with DD - we kept going til 21 months but only morning and night feeds by 14 m.

KondosSecretJunkRoom Sun 10-Jan-16 08:40:23

At about 4 months with both dc2 and dc3 which seemed grossly unfair given both were ebf drinking machines until 6 months.

LaceyLee Sun 10-Jan-16 08:40:26

Exactly 12 months. Still bf-ing at nearly 13 months.

evilgiraffe Sun 10-Jan-16 08:40:51

EBF for six months, BF alongside solid food until twelve months. Period returned at ten months, got pregnant again at twelve months (despite having only one fallopian tube and DD taking several years to conceive).

From ten months or so BF really dropped off, DD got steadily less interested, which made stopping very easy.

mrsmugoo Sun 10-Jan-16 08:46:52

Mine came back at 8 months when I returned to work and was going from 8-6 in the day with no feeds. He had already dropped night feeds so I was just doing one early morning and one bedtime feed. That seemed to trigger my cycle again.

EeekEeekEeekEeek Sun 10-Jan-16 09:37:58

About 6 months, which was 2-3 weeks after we started solids and DD dropped her last night feed. I think it varies a lot depending on your hormone levels. I wasn't expecting it to turn up quite so quickly!

Quickchangeup Sun 10-Jan-16 09:46:24

Mine returned 5 weeks after birth. I wasn't impressed.

GrouchyKiwi Sun 10-Jan-16 09:48:29

DD2 fed every two hours for nearly the first 6 months. My period came back at 3 1/2 months. I might have cried. (I breastfed her for 14 months.)

BlacknWhitePanda Sun 10-Jan-16 10:00:18

I got them back 11months, i was gutted when they came back.

Pleasemrstweedie Sun 10-Jan-16 10:02:24

Bang on four weeks both times, which was really not what I had been lead to expect.

yetanotherdeskmove Sun 10-Jan-16 10:04:05

About 11m both times.

TrashPanda Sun 10-Jan-16 10:06:57

DS is 9mo and still haven't had one, not on any contraception either. Has been on solids since 6 months and we have moved to no bfing during the day as back to work.

ShowOfHands Sun 10-Jan-16 10:07:03

11 weeks with dd
11 months with ds

And dd fed hourly, ds was a much more infrequent feeder and had long gaps overnight.

AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 10-Jan-16 10:07:17

Ds2 is 15mo and I still don't have periods although I work as well (he does feed quite a bit in the night and at weekends though)
Ds1 fed till 23 mo and I got my period when he was 17mo
I don't miss it at all!!

HappyJustToBe Sun 10-Jan-16 10:09:19

Period returned at 13mo when DD realised food was a good thing. Was still BF.

RatOnnaStick Sun 10-Jan-16 10:11:06

14 months and 9 months, I was feeding long after with both of them.

YokoUhOh Sun 10-Jan-16 10:11:58

Not until DS was 30 months! And I didn't conceive until the month after I'd completely given up BFing, a couple of months later.

kittyvet Sun 10-Jan-16 10:19:34

Went back to work 9mths but still feeding at lunch time. Periods back at 14mths, one if the last of the people I know.

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