Want to TTC but still BF and no period 9 months PP!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me, it took completely stopping breastfeeding for my cycles to return. Even when DD was only breastfeeding a couple times a day, I still had no period. I was around 14 months postpartum when I stopped breastfeeding completely, and one month later I had my first period.

For some, that’s what they need to do in order to make their cycles return.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Monny:  Once I started weaning my period came back.  I think it took dropping two feedings when my son was 9 months old.  I always had a supply issue as well so not sure if that helped. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You could probably try reducing the number of feeds your LO has between 12am and 6am as this is when prolactin levels are highest and have the greatest impact on your fertility. You might also want to avoid bed-sharing / co-sleeping to have drop your hormone levels to a point where you start ovulating.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I continued to breastfeed (and have a heavy, frequent bfer) and I experienced the gradual return to fertility described in that Kellymom article – long cycles, no ovulation. On the first cycle where I ovulated, very late in cycle, I conceived and am now pregnant and sstill breastfeeding. I think it varies from person to person, but my first ovulation was 12 months pp. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

For me, my period came back full force after I stopped breastfeeding.

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