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When did AF return?

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ChocOrange05 Thu 15-Oct-09 15:03:18

Hi all

I am still BF 11mo DS but only one feed a day (sometimes two if he bashes my chest and moans hard enough wink) as I am back at work. I have been doing one feed a day for about a month now. My AF still hasn't returned since becoming pregnant, is this normal? When did your AF return after pregnancy/BF-ing?

Thanks!

cathylb Thu 15-Oct-09 15:07:55

after 3 months, both times! grrrr!

babyphat Thu 15-Oct-09 16:08:58

6 months, still bfeeding night and day...seemed a bit unfair

curlyredhead Thu 15-Oct-09 16:10:32

27 months with dd1, she was feeding overnight and multiple times during the day. No sign yet with dds2&3, at 16 months. I've read others say that they needed to stop bf completely before their cycle returns, don't know how common that it is.

ChocOrange05 Thu 15-Oct-09 16:16:00

Thanks - am still interested in other responses too. I am having a paranoid day and thinking I am pregnant - I think its just a bloated tummy grin and its probably the lack of sleep in the past couple of nights but I am feeling completely irrational about it!

ChocOrange05 Thu 15-Oct-09 16:17:09

BTW - lack of sleep is not due to lots of sex, just DS waking up in the night, I wish it was the former!! grin

mummywoowoo Fri 16-Oct-09 21:59:33

Would like to know the average time before AF begins again... so loved not having her visit -the old bag!

iwascyteenagewerewolf Fri 16-Oct-09 22:01:38

Mine came back the day before my DS turned 1. Was only bf first thing and last thing by then.

KirstyJC Fri 16-Oct-09 22:04:20

Can't remember with DS1 but this time round it was 10 months after DS2's birth. He is down to only 2-3 feeds a day and had been for a few months when dear old AF came back. Sigh.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 16-Oct-09 22:06:14

9 months both times.

DS1 I fed for 7 months and ds2 I fed for 12 months

Lastyearsmodel Fri 16-Oct-09 22:07:09

9-10m with DD, 14m with DS - he is a much keener feeder.

pussycatmomma Fri 16-Oct-09 23:08:00

hi , af returned just the once in february, when ds had just turned 1, and I was pregant by March!!!!!!
Be warned! grin baby due in 6 weeks xx

InSync Fri 16-Oct-09 23:09:33

5 months despite still feeding on demand.

hobbgoblin Fri 16-Oct-09 23:15:20

about 8 weeks, I had my first a few weeks ago. How crap is that?

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Fri 16-Oct-09 23:17:05

mine came back precisely four weeks after stopping bfing, all three times hmm
I must be a weirdo. Btw that would have been 11 mo after ds1, 12mo after ds2, 18 mo after dd.

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Fri 16-Oct-09 23:18:16

grin congrats, pussycat

pussycatmomma Sat 17-Oct-09 11:55:30

Thanks, we are delighted grin

jumpyjan Sat 17-Oct-09 12:13:04

With DD I think it returned when she was 8 months and started to feed less.

DS is 6 months and still no AF - long may it continue smile

MamaMimi Sat 17-Oct-09 12:13:20

I'm the same as hobbgoblin this time with dd2, first AF when she was about 8 wks. I'm expecting the third AF soon. And yes....it is crap. I'm really peeed off that she has returned so soon even tho' I'm fully BFing.

AF returned pretty quickly with dd1 also at about 3/4 months, and she was BF until just before she was 2.

pooexplosions Sat 17-Oct-09 20:39:25

Only after finishing, 3 months after stopping BF DS1 (so 13months postbirth), and one month after stopping with DS2, which was a more gradual stop at 16 months. I was pregnant again a month after that though.

ChocOrange05 Mon 19-Oct-09 12:19:32

There are so many different dates on here. What happens if you are BF and you want to conceive again, I don't want to yet but if I did in the next few months then would I have to stop BF?

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 12:27:50

28 months here, am still feeding day and night. I worried about the 'what if I wanted another' thing too.

Some people get theirs back v quickly, I'm not sure what you would do if you wanted another baby. I didn't cut down really, it seems quite arbitrary.

pooexplosions Mon 19-Oct-09 15:02:06

Some people have to stop, some people have to cut down, some people don't need to do anything. Its one of those piece of string questions..you won't know for yourself until you try.

FlightAttendant Mon 19-Oct-09 18:14:44

Sorry I meant to say they just came back at 28 months! I think they just got too impatient and couldn't hold out any longer grin

vanimal Wed 28-Oct-09 13:23:15

My AF came back...today angry

DD is 4 months old and exclusively BF - why, why, why?

<vanimal runs to Boots to stock up on blimming Always Ultra>

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