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Is it possible for your period, once returned b/c you're breastfeeding less, to go away again?

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RoRoMommy Thu 04-Sep-08 16:12:25

Or do I need to take a pregnancy test?

mrsgboring Thu 04-Sep-08 16:13:33

Possible I suppose. But yes, you should do a test.

stretchmarkqueen Thu 04-Sep-08 16:14:35

OMGOMGOMG! this is me at the min! shock 2 periods, then...nothing. I thought i must be pregnant!

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 04-Sep-08 16:15:11

Mine came back at 4 months, then a 2 month gap, but regular from 6 months. If you think it's a possibility, I would do a test. My cycles have been more irregular since having DS tho, and didn't stop bf until v much pg with DC2...

stretchmarkqueen Thu 04-Sep-08 16:15:31

Sorry, that wasn't very helpful was it! Are you scared to test? I am! How old is ur baby?

RoRoMommy Thu 04-Sep-08 16:17:19

DS is 18 months, and I am a bit shock to test...we'd like another, but want to wait for various reasons until next March.

It sounds like others have had a similar experience, though, and I have heard that they're quite irregular once they do return.

When are you going to test? How overdue are you?

stretchmarkqueen Thu 04-Sep-08 16:26:20

ds is 17 weeks. I had aperiod at 4 weeks sad, then one at 9 weeks, then nothing. I was on the mini pill, but had to stop taking it cos I am now on my fourth lot of antibiotics since ds born!!! We did have a little 'accident' a couple of weeks ago though! blush

stretchmarkqueen Thu 04-Sep-08 16:27:18

by accident I mean.....y'know! blushgrin

RoRoMommy Thu 04-Sep-08 16:46:07

Oh no! Would you be gutted/excited/ambivalent? (I don't think anyone ever is ambivalent). I think we'd be excited, but worried. To be honest (TMI alert), with the frequency we find time for BD these days, I'd be pretty surprised if I got a BFP. [sigh]

lizziemun Thu 04-Sep-08 17:20:40


Not to frighten you but me and dh had probaly only had sex 10 since i fell pg with dd2 who will be a year on sunday and have just found out i am 13 weeks pg.

stretchmarkqueen Thu 04-Sep-08 22:00:11

Ok, I just had to test!!! Made dp take me to asda! £5.47!shock

<bloody rip-off>


Thank god for that!! So, obviously your periods can disappear!! Good luck!

phdlife Thu 04-Sep-08 22:04:08

I read an article by a woman anthropologist who specialises in bfing - KISKIDEE, I think made the link, can't remember the name now - this happened to her (the professor that is, not kiskidee!) Her AF came because she bfed less for ten weeks while working, then had a holiday for 5 weeks (semester/christmas break) so it went away again.

sorry I can't remember her name, it was kathy something [too much bfing face]

sausage1230 Thu 04-Sep-08 22:48:38

Hi my periods came back then went away again then came back, it seems to go like this when my little boy feeds from me more, when he doesnt they come back again, he has been teething and feeding constantly not wanting food as he normally does and hey ho period went again, if i was doing any funny business i would have been really panicking thinking i were pregnant!!!

RoRoMommy Fri 05-Sep-08 09:39:29

Oh, these are all great. I am feeling much better about the whole thing, as DS has been feeding a lot more because he's teething like mad.

I'll give it another day, then take a test to be sure. Out of curiousity, how do you all tell if it's just not having a period or possibly being pregnant? Because the last thing I want to do is spend a tenner each time I get the scare!

Thanks again.

zwiggy Fri 05-Sep-08 09:45:44

yes defo, i am Exclusively bf, got periods back at 3 months then nothing a 4 and 5 months and now back at six months. I did a pregnancy test, even though i could hardly remeber doing it with my husband ( got a baby that wakes up every 45 mins and a husband that works nights)

Tangle Sun 07-Sep-08 16:33:07

RRM - have a dig around and its possible to find some really cheap tests. In the UK do some for about 50p each.

I'm also trying to work things out - 1st period at 15 mths, 2nd 28 days later. I was always a 27/28 day girl, but I'm now on day 30 and nada. And 2 -ve tests. I'm not feeling patient!

ps - glad to hear you beat the blocked ducts

Olihan Sun 07-Sep-08 16:43:27

Mine are still very erratic and ds2 is 20mo now. Some days he'll have 2 feeds, some days (and nights) he'll have 7 or 8 so I don't know whether I'm coming or going with my cycle. It's anything from 3 weeks to about 9 weeks depending on how often he's feeding.

RoRoMommy Sun 07-Sep-08 21:19:41

Well, the verdict is...

BFN! so, they've just gone away again. Halleluja!

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