How long will it take for periods to return?

(13 Posts)
Kitkatkit122 Tue 12-Oct-21 19:59:57

I gave up bfing my 8 month old completely 2 months ago and still no sign.

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Nowisthemonthofmaying Tue 12-Oct-21 20:00:51

Mine only came back at 13 months - still breastfeeding though

PanicBuyingSprouts Tue 12-Oct-21 20:04:08

You might have ghost periods for 2 or 3 months whilst you return to fertility, particularly if you were still feeding in the early hours before you switched.

T0rt0ise Tue 12-Oct-21 20:07:36

Mine didn't return until 11 months pp despite stopping bf at 6 months. GP wasn't concerned and conceived second 3 months after they returned.

Kitkatkit122 Wed 13-Oct-21 10:00:29

Thanks, I'm wondering how so many people conceive so quickly after a baby!

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PanicBuyingSprouts Wed 13-Oct-21 13:46:12

Ah that's the thing you don't actually have to wait until the periods arrive to get PG...

Bluejayway91 Wed 13-Oct-21 19:29:10

I got my period around 8 weeks after giving birth. 5 weeks of that was post-partum bleeding. Tried to BF, but neither I or my child could do it. I would have loved to have not had a period for a long time.


Createdjustforthis Wed 13-Oct-21 19:37:08

My first was 9 weeks after birth while still breastfeeding exclusively, my second 9 months and my third was 21 bastard days. I was furious.

User0ne Wed 13-Oct-21 19:39:10

Mine have come back at 6m with all 3 ebf DC. Enjoy it while it lasts

Grasshopper90 Wed 13-Oct-21 21:38:22

Mine didn’t come back, but we conceived 16 months post-partum, a few weeks after stopping breastfeeding.

DramaAlpaca Wed 13-Oct-21 21:40:45

Mine came back at four months despite ebf. I got pregnant again a couple of months later, while still breastfeeding.

It's amazing how different we all are.

PanicBuyingSprouts Wed 13-Oct-21 22:06:26

Have you POAS just in case they haven't come back because you are PG?

gogohm Wed 13-Oct-21 22:39:10

Mine came back 3 weeks after quitting (17 months) and I was pregnant the following month

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