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28/09/2013 at 13:57
Or did it not arrive until you had stopped? If so, how long after BF did it return?
28/09/2013 at 14:08
About 8 months for me, carried on BFing till 2.5yrs. Think it was similar the first time too, and I stopped BFing at 3 months with him.
28/09/2013 at 14:11
I'm still feeding now at 14mths, but AF returned at about 7.5mths, which coincides with when her food intake increased with weaning and her milk intake started to drop.
28/09/2013 at 14:17
Ah, I was wondering if it might return if I continue BF past 6 months, but reduce the feeds once weaning picks up. It sounds like I've got a few months to go, regardless of when I stop, thanks both.
Does anyone know the science behind ovulating and BF? I know some people on here have conceived whilst still feeding, but I assume ovulation doesn't happen when BF while there is no AF, or is that incorrect? I know it's not meant to be used as birth control, but I don't quite get it!
I want to start getting my body back in order after about 6 months in preparation for looking into IVF again perhaps next year. But I would quite like to continue BF, maybe just in the morning, so not sure what to do.
28/09/2013 at 15:59
9 months, coinciding with him dropping the night feed.
28/09/2013 at 16:33
AF returned at 13months here but coincided with going 50:50 breastfeeding/cows milk.
I think AF can return anytime once baby goes more than 6hours between feeds - usually when they start sleeping through!
28/09/2013 at 18:22
Thanks HF, I didn't know that theory. He's been going 8-10 hours for about 8 weeks now so perhaps it isn't too far away! I'm liking that idea which I know sounds weird!
28/09/2013 at 20:22
around 9 months here when milk intake dropped a little in favour of food. Definately don't use as a form of birth control, also worth remembering body can take a while to readjust my first two periods were like clockwork 30 days apart the next one was much much later I did have a mini panic I was going to end up with two under two
28/09/2013 at 20:35
I fed until 7 months and 6 months exclusively, af returned at 5 months but P was always one for long gaps between feeds and hadn't fed in the night since she was 10 weeks so I expect that was a Factor
28/09/2013 at 21:06
3 weeks ago! So 6.5 months here - it surprised me, but it did coincide with A going from 7pm to 6am without a feed.
28/09/2013 at 22:17
S - breastfed exclusively for 3 months, in total for 8 months, AF came back at 6 months (straight back into 29 day cycle)
J - breastfed for 16 months, AF came back at 12 months (straight back into 29 day cycle)
C/I - breastfed for 6 weeks, AF came back at 12 weeks (and has never settled into a cycle yet, beans are 18 months old, AF ranges from 23-31 days)
28/09/2013 at 22:26
About 2 weeks ago so 17 weeks . No drop in feeds either. Pi**ed off.com
28/09/2013 at 23:31
Still no AF for me and F can go from 9-6am (doesn't sleep the while time sadly but doesn't want feeding) but the night feeds aren't consistent and he occasionally sneaks a 3am request in so maybe that's delaying af.
29/09/2013 at 18:44
I fed exclusively for the 1st 6 months (fed for 18 months in total) but af returned at 5 months much to my annoyance. Strangely she hadn't been having a night feed since around 9 weeks but then started them again around the time that af returned.
29/09/2013 at 19:31
29/09/2013 at 19:51
1st and 2nd times AF returned at 7 months. 3rd baby is already sleeping 8 hours at night and goes longer between feeds so I'm not expecting AF to stay away as long this time :-(
29/09/2013 at 20:51
1st time AF returned at 8 months and I got pregnant then. 2nd time it was only 4 months. He was still feeding loads during the night so can't say it tied in with sleep/weaning etc.
29/09/2013 at 21:24
#1&2 - 10 months, #3 - on his 1st birthday lol. I was still feeding each of them at the time.
01/10/2013 at 07:08
Bloody 3.5 months, A was still feeding regularly (every 3 hours at least through the day and night) peed off does not even begin to cover it!! H tried to console me by saying I must just be super fertile, hmmm we will have to see about that when the time comes to ttc no.2!
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