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Period / Ovulation return? When?

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#1 Willis023

Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:38 PM

Just looking for some feedback about when ladies started to get their period back or ovulate again? Especially in comparison to how frequently bub breastfeed.

My bub feeds on and off all night and still feeds a minimum of 5 times during the day (he's 11 months). He has multiple dietary restrictions and for this reason among others I'm keen to continue breastfeeding as often as he wants. My issue is I've not got my period back and still have very little libido. I've read this can all return once bub ceases feeding overnight??

#2 dearydo

Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:45 PM

Different for everyone it seems and can be different following different births.

First i got my period back at 5 months, others were 11 months. Was feeding all on demand and all through the night when it happened.  No real difference in how much any fed.

Some need to  not be feeding during the night at all, some 1/2 feeds a day, some need to have stopped all together.

Getting my period back definitely did not equal a return of my libido. It's very hit and miss, probably more related to actually getting a moments sleep and not being completely exhausted.

#3 FretfulMum

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

I b/fed DS until he was 15mths old. By that time he was just down to one tiny feed at night. He self weaned at that point. My period returned exactly 1mth after I stopped b/feeding. I then fell pregnant again on the next cycle (cue return of low libido 😒). It's very different for everyone though

#4 Willis023

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

"It's very hit and miss, probably more related to actually getting a moments sleep and not being completely exhausted."

Amen sister! Some of that desperately needed and much elusive sleep would do me wonders I'm sure.

#5 Sui-yat

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:38 PM

My period returned when DD was almost 11 months old. At the time she was feed 3 times during the day and sometimes once overnight.

#6 Nastyflea

Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

Mine returned 10 months after DD was born, she still fed lots during the day and maybe twice at night. Libido's never returned to what it was before I had DD! She's 6.

Friend of mine easily gets 3 years period free between kids, cycle returns when she stops feeding completely.

#7 lucky 2

Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:44 PM

Mine returned when DD was 7.5weeks (I had about a 2 week break!)
DD was feeding 2-3hrly throughout the day and night at that stage and for many, many months to follow.
Why? I don't know, it's just what my body did.

#8 Carf79

Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:47 AM

Wth all three of my breastfed babies I only had a period return when I had completely weaned - so at 12m, 16m and 18m. Even when I was only down to 1 or 2 feeds, there was no period. It was wonderful! The good news for me is after having each child, my cycles became very regular - a complete change from pre-kids. Good luck!

#9 Esme81

Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:26 AM

With both my boys I got my period back at 7 and 8 months. Coincided with them sleeping for longer stretches at night- and by longer I mean about 5 hours.

#10 prettypeachy

Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

Mine returned when DD was 9 mths old. I conceived again then too. This is despite DD feeding at least 3 times during the night, so I certainly wouldn't have attributed their return with any changes to breastfeeding regularity.

#11 Makalu

Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:06 AM

For my son I got my first period at 14 months and it was a bit all over the place for the first few cycles (length ranging from a couple of weeks to a couple of months). He was still feeding a couple of times at night and maybe 3-4 times a day but it coincided with when I stopped pumping on work days that my cycle returned ( so at least 2 days a week I was having an 8-10hour break).

#12 TheFirstNoel

Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:21 AM

For me it was right around the 12 month mark each time - whether I was still breastfeeding or not.

#13 ednaboo

Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:40 AM

My first was 16mo and having only one BF a day and my period did not return. I chose to wean at that point as I wanted to get pg.

With my second and subsequent babies my period returned around the 12 month mark, even though they were still having 1 or 2 feeds a day and none at night.

#14 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

I Bf ds1 to 22 mths and ds2 to 21 mths (when I fell pregnant with ds2 and ds3 respectively) including overnight feeds until close to 12 months, but got my period back at 8 mths then 7 mths. Was a bit disappointing, I'd hoped for a little longer off it!

#15 ekin8288

Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:58 PM

I got mine back when ds was 18 months and fell pregnant the month after. I want to know this time when it will return ds2  8s 8 months and I'd like another baby

#16 Bereckii

Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

Mine returned at approx the 2 year mark each time (3 kids) despite still b/feeding on demand (including over night). I figure that's just how it works for my body.

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