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Breast-feeding: when did your periods return?

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HelloMama Mon 14-Feb-05 21:19:50

I am still breast feeding DS who is now nearly 7 months old. I usually feed about 2-4 times in the day and usually a couple of times in the night. Other than that, DS now has solids for all other meals and eats a lot, so I only really BF for comfort / snacks now. Yet I still haven't had a period and wondered what other people's experiences were. It seems that all the BF mum's I have spoken to all got their periods months ago! I'm wondering what has happened to mine (definitely not pg!)

Yorkiegirl Mon 14-Feb-05 21:21:23

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pixiefish Mon 14-Feb-05 21:22:18

dd was 12 weeks. friend of mine still not had any and her ds is 14 months

bobbybob Mon 14-Feb-05 21:23:48

10 months (on my birthday too!)

snafu Mon 14-Feb-05 21:23:52

I don't think I had any until ds was about a year old. I was still feeding 3x a day then.

CarrieG Mon 14-Feb-05 21:24:56

I'm down to bf'ing night & morning (ds is 6 1/2 months & at childminder during the day) & no period you're not alone!

Dior Mon 14-Feb-05 21:25:54

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Twiglett Mon 14-Feb-05 21:29:37

Last Thursday


DD is 9.5 months old .. weaned at 6 months .. been on 1 - 2 breastfeeds for about a month now (night-time only)

BTW DS went onto formula at 3.5 months and my periods didn't come back till 8 months so I don't think its that closely related

goreousgirl Mon 14-Feb-05 21:51:28

Lucky you HelloMama - mine came at 7 months and my milk dried up (honestly) - I miss breastfeeding (so does ds) and I HATE periods - enjoy!

flipit Mon 14-Feb-05 21:52:39

When dd was 12 months and feeds cut down to twice a day ....

oops Mon 14-Feb-05 21:56:03

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vicdubya Mon 14-Feb-05 21:57:34

At around 5 months, when still doing 5-6 feeds a day, but hasn;t made any difference to milk supply or anything else.

Felt unlucky, thought it was supposed to be one of the perks!

sweetkitty Mon 14-Feb-05 22:10:59

Totally gutted I've had 3 since DD was born nealry 7 months ago (not counting post birth bleed) DD totally BF until 5 and a bit months now on 3 meals a day and 6 breastfeeds.

Nurse said if you go longer than 4 hours between feeds it can trigger ovulation.

Flossam Mon 14-Feb-05 22:13:26

I've had two since DS was born 14 weeks ago .

Thought I was going to be in for a pleasant few months in that department. Unfortunatly not!

HappyMumof2 Mon 14-Feb-05 22:14:05

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lucy5 Mon 14-Feb-05 22:35:25

Mine was less than 2 months after dd was born and it was my birthday. I continued to bf for another 14 months.

highlander Mon 14-Feb-05 22:38:12

not yet (DS 22 weeks), but he is partial to the magic booby every couple of hours during the day

HunkerMunker Mon 14-Feb-05 22:39:12

Six months and nine days. Not that I was counting or anything

suedonim Mon 14-Feb-05 22:52:53

Round about the year mark for me.

Levanna Mon 14-Feb-05 23:01:40

A matter of weeks .
But they'll dissapear again at some point, PCOS!

HelloMama Mon 14-Feb-05 23:13:32

wow - thanks for all your replies. Seems a really mixed experience as I guess you would expect. I don't miss periods at all, but I just know I'm going to be caught by surprise when they come back, like whilst taking DS swimming lessons .

Just being curious, but did you have any warning it was going to happen or was it a surprise for you too? (of course you don't have to answer that one!)

Levanna Tue 15-Feb-05 00:40:57

Usual pre menstrual cramps for several days prior. Urgh!

Erinleigh Tue 15-Feb-05 00:47:17

Hi - just adding my two pence b/c am awake anyway with pg cravings and can't face bed yet in my starving condition...

I bf twins till 2 years old... my period returned when they were nine months. Have to be honest and say that initially was rather chuffed to see it had actually come back; then reality set in and was like: NO! Go away again!!!

ghosty Tue 15-Feb-05 00:49:39

My period came back at exactly 7 months ... exactly 4 weeks to the day after going from 4 feeds a day to 3 .... Not sure whether that had any link but I found it interesting ....

highlander Tue 15-Feb-05 01:32:58

OMG, HM, it never occured to me to be prepared when I'm in the pool!

paranoid now.....

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