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30/04/2012 at 21:29
01/05/2012 at 10:57
I stopped BFing DD1 at 9mths of age. I had a light period 4wks later & a more normal/heavier period 3-4wks after that. DD2 was conceived around DD1's 1st birthday so roughly 3mths after stopping BF. Best Wishes & good luck.
02/05/2012 at 22:15
Mine came back before I stopped. He was about 14months I think. It was just after we totally cut out night feeds. Were still doing 2-3 day feeds i think.
02/05/2012 at 22:19
03/05/2012 at 10:16
04/05/2012 at 22:52
I stopped night feeds when my boy reached 6 months. No sign yet. Still feeding in daytime though, roughly 4 feeds, and if he's ill i do the odd night feed if he wakes up to ensure he's getting enough hydration. I really want to start trying for another soon, but don't want to stop bfing until my baby is one, so hoping the breastfeeding won't hinder me!
04/05/2012 at 23:23
im bf my 8.5 month old, only 3 feeds in the day now and not at night. I havent had a period but almost certain i ovulated last saturday. I think i had ovulation pain in my left side and since then have felt uterine cramps - the whole lot has been out of action for so long its all felt unusual! Also been a tiny bit nausious, bloated and grumpy so think the hormones are rearing their heads again.
I on the other hand feel a bit horrified nature thinks im good to go again (lol) and told my OH to stay away from me!! i used to track my cycle when ttc so i know im 14 days from ovulating to getting a period, so it should happen next weekend - first weekend back at work, great.
Just as an aside - i have heard the first period after having a baby is pretty awful? Im assuming this applies to bottle feeding mums who have a period nearer the birth?x
05/05/2012 at 16:44
07/05/2012 at 21:34
Thank you very much for all your help ladies. I'm "pleased" to say that my AF started today! I was secretly hoping that I may get BFP before my AF but I'm glad that I can now start to track my cycles.
My AF is definitely not that bad so far, i think you must be right Alfie & gemgems and it must just be worse if you have AF sooner.x
15/05/2012 at 20:45
well ladies i was right, first AF after Lo's birth happened last weekend (i was pretty sure id felt ovulation pain 2 weeks earlier). LO is 9 months and on morning and night feeds with the occasional feed in the day. After years of painful periods i didnt even have a twinge with this one - and they do say menstrual problems often go away after your body has had a baby i dont much fancy the idea of filling myself with hormones again, especially after so many years on them, at least until we've finished our family, but i was always on them for horrendous periods too. At least i hopefully dont have to worry about that aspect now.x
15/05/2012 at 21:00
15/05/2012 at 22:29
17/06/2013 at 14:01
I'm been bf my baby for 9months and stopped a week ago. I haven't had a period and I'm on the mini pill so I guess I'll get one soon. I don't really know
23/09/2014 at 17:07
23/09/2014 at 21:37
30/09/2014 at 18:30
Sorry i have a question my self. In august i got my period back and i just stopped breastfeeding on september 21, 2014 and i had a little bleeding two weeks into september.An i didnt get my period at the end of this month like i did last month, could i be pegnant? thanks for your help in advance
27/11/2015 at 21:16
Im breastfeeding takde a day once at night and once in the morning .... My baby is 7 months old and I still have no sign of period what to do .... Im doing more then a 6 hour gap inbewteen feeds ... If I buy the ovuation strip can i still track when the best time too try
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