(Closed) the return of auntie flo

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion

My daughter was 14 months. We were still bfing but had slowed down to only once or twice a day or so.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My daughter is 15 months and still nothing.  I’m still Boyfriend or Best Friend, but mostly only at night.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Wow, I’m jealous. I pump during the day and nurse nights/weekends, but I got mine when DS was only 3.5 months old.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Okay jerks (just kidding), baby Smush is 10 WEEKS and I got mine about 3 weeks ago. He is exclusively breastfed. Poo. 🙁

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My son just turned 6 months and nothing yet. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Those of you that are interested in postponing your menstruation, I really encourage you to read Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing by Sheila Kippley.  Even exclusively breastfeeding won’t always be a enough to prevent ovulation and thus menstruation.  

Things like co-sleeping, babywearing, not using pacifers, and not using bottles can increase the infertile postpartum period. 

EDIT: If this was out of line, please just ignore me. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

@beekiss:  Funny because we co-sleep, babywear and didn’t use a pacifier… She also wouldn’t take a bottle, but not by my choice.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My excusively breastfed Dirty Delete will be 4 months on August 26th and nothing yet! I want to breastfeed for a year but we also want to start TTC possibly as soon as the start of the new year but I realize that may not be possible!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@Sulli301:  It could totally be possible.  My sister is 22 months older than me and my mom never had her period from when she conceived my sister until I weaned from breastfeeing at 11 months old.  That is around 3 years without a period.  And as everyone says, just because there is no AF doesn’t mean you aren’t ovulating and possibly fertile.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@candicemcc:  I don’t know how you can “induce” ovulation.  But if you start checking your CM before everytime you use the restroom, you can see if you’re gearing up to ovulate. 

I know this may also be out of line, but have you taken a pregnancy test?  Some women ovulate before their first PPAF and catch the “first egg.”

@Mrs. DG:  Very cool.  My future SIL told me that she’s been able to avoid postpartum periods 14 months with her first and then 18 months with her 2nd b/c she nurses through the night. She said she nightweaned and that’s when her cycles began again.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@camrie: I’m with you!!!  Kayla is almost 7 months old and I’ve had 4 regular periods.  My cycle is a bit longer than it was pre-baby, but I guess this is ok with me because I would like to have our next baby close in age.  Hopefully trying in the fall. 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

AF returned 3 months after my Dirty Delete was born, and I exclusively Boyfriend or Best Friend until she was 8 or 9 months old. I was pissed! Also, because of iron levels, I had to give her bottles while I was on my period because my body wouldn’t produce milk during that time. Weird.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I got mine back at 6 weeks even though I EBF.

I would say enjoy having AF on vacation while it lasts!

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