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How long before your periods started?

(20 Posts)
Jillyk Mon 30-May-05 10:25:08

ds is now 11 months old and still getting 2 bfs a day (morning and night). Daytime feeds are formula from sippy cup. My periods still haven't started, not that I'm complaining , but I was just wondering when they are likely to return.

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 10:26:40

It's different for different people. Mine are not due back for another 2 months. The DTs are almost 16months and my period has always come back at 18 months.

hellomama Mon 30-May-05 10:28:34

mine took 9 months! but i stopped breast feeding at 8.5 months, so thats probably why. Everyone in my antenatal group started a few months after the births - even those breast feeding more than me! One of the doctors at work just said I'm sensitive to breast feeding and its keeping my hormones at bay. No more though !

teeavee Mon 30-May-05 10:29:27

mine started gain at 8.5 months, when I was down to 1 short breastfeed a day. so the holiday is over for me!

fifilala Tue 31-May-05 08:34:58

Literally started 4 weeks to the day after stopping BF (at 20weeks)

TracyK Tue 31-May-05 08:35:54

I think mine came back when ds dropped to 2 feeds - bout 10 or 11mo.

fastasleep Tue 31-May-05 08:37:22

Mine came back straight away and I'm so of all of you! I hope they stay away for a bit this time round!! I think it's different for everyone - it depends on how much Aunt Flo likes you!

LIZS Tue 31-May-05 08:43:09

Lucky you ! Mine returned at 5/6 weeks with both but not regularly until ds was 5 months old when I had started to wean ds. I had a mirena coil fitted when dd was 10 weeks, having had a second period by then. Remember though, you ovulate before a period returns, so you could get pg again without having any.

LottieG Tue 31-May-05 08:54:03

dd is now almost 13 months and still no AF. Still bf several times a day though. I actually WANT her back because I'd like another baby!

Chuffed Tue 31-May-05 11:19:08

2 weeks after stopping bf at 10.5 months. I had been feeding 2bf a day since 7mths and it wasn't till I stopped completely.

PiccadillyCircus Tue 31-May-05 11:20:22

My periods came back exactly a month after I stopped breastfeeding. Stopped bf at 9 months, periods back at 10 months.

Sponge Tue 31-May-05 11:29:51

I stopped b/f at 4 months and periods didn't come back until 9 months. Have now had three since the end of April though!

Millie1 Tue 31-May-05 12:33:52

DS2 is 18 mths, feeding 3-4 times a day and still no periods. With DS1 they returned at 12 mths when he was on 2/3 feeds a day.

Hausfrau Tue 31-May-05 12:35:37

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Oil Tue 31-May-05 12:45:34

8 months - coincided with cutting down b/f and going back to work

kama Tue 31-May-05 13:11:17

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beansontoast Tue 31-May-05 13:13:45

four weeks after i stopped breast feeding completly..just in time to be all premenstrual and weepy for his first birthday!

pixiefish Tue 31-May-05 13:14:13

dd was 12 weeks old and still fully bfed. Have had them every 4 weeks since. Am still bfeeding

Bluegirl Tue 31-May-05 13:48:48

7 weeks after birth of DS - every 4 weeks since then like clockwork. He is now 18 weeks and still exclusively breastfed! Premenstrual boobs and breastfeeding is not fun!

Laura032004 Tue 31-May-05 19:16:10

Stopped bleeding after the birth at 9wks, and got my periods back at 12wks. Think it was because DS slept through from 10ish until 7ish from 3 days, and I've read somewhere that the night feeds help to keep AF at bay. I was gutted, as my mum had had to stop feeding me at 18m to get hers back in order to get pg again. Was hoping I'd be the same.

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