(Closed) Cycle hasn't returned yet

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am not TTC, but I am still nursing my 13-month-old and my cycle hadn’t returned either. It was irregular before I got pregnant so I’m wondering if I’m still going to be dealing with that. How old is your son?

Post # 3
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

When your cycle returns is very individual, how many months pp are you?  My cycle returned at 7.5 mo pp but my luteal phase was super short (7 days) until I quit pumping at work (1 year) and then it remained short (9-10 days) but I was able to get pregnant fine with that.  We TTA for a year and then I got pregnant when my DD was 23mo (still nursing but not very much -2x a day, one side only).  My cycles were regular, but sometimes they can be irregular for people for a little while.  My friends did not return until she quit pumping/weaned at 1 year (she was EP by that point).

Post # 4
603 posts
Busy bee

I got my cycle back at 16 months postpartum. We’ve been TTC since a little before then, so 3 cycles down so far. Bleh. My son was nursing about 3-4x/day when my cycle came back.

Post # 5
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

How old is your son? I’m still nursing my daughter once a day most days and my cycle came back when she was 11 months, very irregular. She is now 15 months and I’m 9 weeks pregnant (unplanned). 

Post # 6
2797 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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jbbird :  My son went on a four day nursing strike at 11 months and my cycle came back about ten days after (I had to pump for comfort during but I didn’t pump as much as he would’ve been nursing and my supply went down). He went back to nursing 4-5 times a day after the strike and my next cycle was long, over 45 days. It went to about 30 days after that but my luteal phase was short- 9 days, maybe 10- until I weaned him at 21 months. 

Kellymom.com has some good info about fertility while breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding and Fertility

Post # 8
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Not a mom yet, but we decided to postpone TTC until this month and my last cycle hasn’t arrived yet to date from. It’s almost like my body’s thought it just feels like being irregular after being perfectly predicitable since coming of BCP a year ago. It’s frustrating. I feel your pain.

Post # 10
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I hit 18 months and still no period so I weaned. At 23 months, I sought out medical intervention. Started some meds and got my first period at 27 months… which ended up being exactly 3 years and 14 days after my LMP for my son. We’ve been TTC since Feb but only 4 cycles because mine are super long. Ugh, impatient doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling! 

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