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bf-ing - when did you get your first period after birth?

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soandsosmum Sat 10-Sep-11 09:40:14

I'm exclusively bf and got AF after 4 months. Really didn't expect that til I stopped ebf!

HappyAsASandboy Sat 10-Sep-11 10:01:57

Not had one yet - EBF twins to 6 months, still BF alongside food at 10.5 months. We're down to 3/4 feeds each now, but all during the night, which I think makes a difference.

I think it is completely normal for them to come back early, or stay away until you stop BFing.

juneau Sat 10-Sep-11 10:05:01

18 months with DS1. Hoping for similar this time.

TittyBojangles Sat 10-Sep-11 10:05:08

About 5 months, was still exclusively bf and during the night. DS is now 10mo and only feeds about 3/4 times a night day, but AF still going strong sad The idea that my body is prepared for another pregnancy is SCARY... I most certainly am NOT.

Sandalwood Sat 10-Sep-11 10:05:23

I got mine very soon too. Only about 3 months.

ginmakesitallok Sat 10-Sep-11 10:06:41

Early here too - with both ebf DDs got my period after 2-3 months

Risette Sat 10-Sep-11 10:09:26

Five months....was still ebf

PeggyCarter Sat 10-Sep-11 10:11:50

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DaisyheadMayzie Sat 10-Sep-11 10:12:02

11 months with both of them - DC1 had slept through the night from 8 weeks, and was only having a couple of feeds a day. DC2 still feeding at night and a few times a day.

MissTinaTeaspoon Sat 10-Sep-11 10:13:05

I ebf and had one 6 weeks later

SpangledPandemonium Sat 10-Sep-11 10:14:08

9 months both times

Boosaphena Sat 10-Sep-11 12:08:29

1st time I ebf till 6 months but carried on with food till 9, got it at 6 wks, 2nd bf til 10 months got af back once then fell with no 3 blush

NotJustKangaskhan Sat 10-Sep-11 12:26:44

19 months with DS1
15 months with DD1
14 months with DD2

Highlander Sat 10-Sep-11 12:52:28

10 months DS1

18 months DS2

I think the longer you keep up night feeds, the longer it suppresses the normal menstrual cycle?

emmyloo2 Sat 10-Sep-11 14:17:48

9 months after giving birth. Stopped breastfeeding at 5 mths

soandsosmum Sat 10-Sep-11 15:59:00

Thanks ladies. Seems like there's wide variation. DD's been sleeping through for a month or so which sounds like a strong factor. Still, I think I'd rather have sleep and AF than neither smile

AnathemaDevice Sun 11-Sep-11 07:33:00

9 weeks with DS, 8 weeks with DD. In my case sleeping through had nothing to do with it, DS was still waking for a night feed at nearly a year!
PMT, disrupted sleep and mad new baby hormones are not a good combination, I can tell you...

Georgimama Sun 11-Sep-11 07:34:33

nine or ten months.

eaglewings Sun 11-Sep-11 07:45:39

2 years
Friend who EBF got hers after 6 weeks sad
She didn't use dummies, feed through the night etc

Charleymouse Sun 11-Sep-11 07:46:55

15-18 months each time. Hurrah for BF!

mamaesi Sun 11-Sep-11 13:18:24

10 months, just after I stopped breast feeding.

saoirse86 Sun 11-Sep-11 15:45:23

My sister's ebf her dd and got her first mini period after 10 months

aliceliddell Sun 11-Sep-11 15:50:32

4 sodding weeks. (Not exclusive, but a lot) No, it was not mini or light, it was a normal one

verylittlecarrot Sun 11-Sep-11 15:53:43

18 months with dd
not back yet with ds (19 months)

QTPie Sun 11-Sep-11 16:19:39

10 months with my son. He dropped to 3 feeds a day at about 8 months (was on a lot of solids by then) and then we swapped one of those, for formula, at about 9.5 months (trying to slowly wean him off BFing), second feed swapped to formula at a little over 10 months, third and final feed swapped at 11 months.

4 months sounds early to get your period back, but different people react to the hormones differently.

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