Period MIA while BFing
Is it weird that it hasn't come back after 12 months?
, Dec 11 2012 02:16 PM
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:16 PM
Exactly as per title. Is my body weird? Admittedly DS is still attached to my boobs like a limpet for 90% of the day...... Does this make a difference?
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:23 PM
Mine didn't come back until DD was 15 months and down to 1 feed per day.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:25 PM
Mine came back the week before DD turned one so 12 months isn't unusual.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:28 PM
With dd1 I got 18 months without it, but with dd2 I got it back straight away after having her.
The first one is very normal and the second unusual but not a problem.
Edited by Majeix, 11 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:29 PM
Mine came back when DS was 18 months old.
ETA and that was probably only because I went back to work and he started daycare, so we dropped the daytime nap feed. He was (and still is at 26 months!) feeding frequently overnight.
Edited by elegie, 11 December 2012 - 02:30 PM.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:33 PM
Took 21 months for my period to restart after having DS. We BF to 20 months but the last 3 or 4 months was only one feed a day. In my case there actually was a hormone issue where my body kept producing prolactin even after it was meant to stop.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
My periods came back within 6 weeks to approximately 4 months after having all my children and they were all demand breastfed.
Have you done a pregnancy test ?
Yep, I POAS every two months or so because I don't want to be starring in my own version of 'I didn't know I was pregnant'......"
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:35 PM
Both times AF returned about 2 weeks after I completely stopped BFing. This was about 7 months after having DS and about 11 months with DD
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:35 PM
With my first my period didn't come back until 6 months, stopped bf at 12months.Currently have a 13week old fully bf baby and it hasn't come back (thank goodness!!).
From discussions in my parents group in a group of 8 women we ranged from 4 weeks post birth to 14 months.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:43 PM
It seems to be a very individual thing OP
I never got mine back in 14 months, at which time I found out I was pregnant
But by 12 months I was only feeding twice a day.
A friend who has had to extended bf due to her DS's health issues only just got hers back at 20 months.
Unless you are ttc I would enjoy not having it! If you are ttc you might need to wean.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:53 PM
18 months here and still no sign, although I'm also on the mini pill so that might affect it (??). I'm enjoying the break
Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:57 PM
With both boys I got mine back at around the 7- 8 month mark which roughly coincided with them dropping night feeds...
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:00 PM
DS is almost 14 months and still no AF. I'm not pregnant and not on hormonal contraceptives. Weaned about a month ago because want to have a few cycles before ttc again and still waiting...
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:04 PM
It took 3 months after the last breastfeed for my period to come back. This is with my 3 older kids. The youngest is 16 months, still has a couple of feeds and no sign of AF at all.
Enjoy it while it lasts, OP.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:07 PM
27.5mths here!! I weaned in the day at 26mths and stopped Motilium.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:12 PM
DS is nearly 14 months and still having two feeds a day, and no period yet. A few weeks ago when we dropped the third feed I had some PMS symptoms but nothing since, so I'm guessing I'll have to wait until we wean.
I'm enjoying it - with pregnancy, I'm coming up to two years with no period
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:43 PM
Wow there certainly is a huge variation of normal for BFing mamas. Thanks for all your replies. Not ttc so will just enjoy the break. Thought there may have been something wrong.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:48 PM
Not that unusual for a boobie monster, especially if he still feeds over night. 16 months with DD1 (stopped minipill at 11 months). Because of this I decided I wouldn't bother with the mini pill this time. Except I got my period when DD2 was around 2 months! Went and got minipill after that!
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:55 PM
I think there's a very wide range of normal. I breastfed for two years, and the first 6 months it was up to 10 times a day, including up to 3 or 4 night feeds. Still, my periods returned regularly when DS was four months old. I wish they had stayed away for longer as I definitely wasn't on planning on TTCing for several years!
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