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View Poll Results: when did AF return?
1-6 months after birth 4 23.53%
7-12 months after birth 4 23.53%
13-18 months after birth 5 29.41%
19-24 months after birth 1 5.88%
STILL NO AF (pls post how long it's been) 3 17.65%
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February 8th, 2012, 05:41 PM
-LovingLife-'s Avatar Ani LeDodi veDodi Li
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I would like to see how long/soon everyone got their cycles back.

With my first two kids I got AF at 10 months old(nursed DS#1 til 1 yr, DD til self weaning at 15 months). Zeke is almost 20 months old, and still a total boob addict and AF hasn't returned.
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February 9th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I got my period when my daughter was 13 months, we were on vacation :/ She is 17 months now and nurses pretty much all day all night. My periods have been so weird lately.
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February 9th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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I got my first pp period at 17 months. I knew it was coming because I recognized the signs of ovulation 2 weeks before. It's been about 5 weeks since and I don't think I've ovulated yet, so my cycles are far from regular.
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February 12th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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I am at 32 months (i think) and think i am getting my first PP AF! I had a little spotting the past two days. I have been saying no a lot to DD, so maybe that triggered it?
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February 13th, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Very interesting. Thank you ladies for sharing! :-)

I can't complain, it's been nice not having a AF. But we would like to TTC and obviously we can't do that until I ovulate. It's the waiting game I guess...
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February 15th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Mine came back at 10 months than went every other month for the first couple cycles.
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February 18th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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With DS1 it came back at 14 months. We were down to only morning & bedtime nursing and he weaned completely less than a month later. I had one pp AF and got pregnant on that first cycle!

I'm 10 months pp now with DS2 and no signs of AF yet.
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February 27th, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Mine came back at 10 months, and it has been every month or so since then.
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You should have made it a multiple choice .
I got it back at almost 18 months and now at almost 10 months not a sign of it. I hope it stays gone for 2 years this time.
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April 3rd, 2012, 09:21 AM
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OKAY! I woke up this morning with a visit from Aunt Flow. Zeke is now 21 months(and 1 week ) old. Bummer to have AF, but I am also super excited because we can finally start TTC after this week. WOO!
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April 6th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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I got mine back after 6 months. Watch out though! Just because you don't have AF doesn't necessarily mean you aren't ovulating!! A guy I work with is expecting his 4th. His wife never got AF and was exclusively breast feeding their 6 month old when she got pregnant. Took years for them to conceive each of the first two, and now two at practically the same time!
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April 13th, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Mine came back at either 6 weeks or 3 months. I stopped my PP bleeding after 2 weeks and started up again at 6 weeks. I thought it was just more PP bleeding. When I got an AF at 3 months, I wasn't so sure. However since I am not sure, I generally say 3 months.

I was EBFing as well. I felt cheated!
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April 13th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I got it back at 8 months PP and it was pretty regular (every 30-35 days) right off the bat. Hoping it stays away longer this time though
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April 16th, 2012, 10:45 AM
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With my first son it was 14 mos. My second son was 19 mos.
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February 27th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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I got my period back 4-5 months PP eventhough I was BFing. Cramps also came back with it. Arrggh
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