No period when breastfeeding?!

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Maid Marian, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Maid Marian

    Maid Marian Guest

    I've just read this somewhere, and am a bit shocked, as I've never heard about this before. Is it usual?
     
  2. LovingMummy

    LovingMummy Mummy to Abigail

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    Yeah it's usual! A lot of women don't get AF back until they stop breastfeeding, some when they introduce solids or if you're like me, 2 months after the birth!
    BF can be used as a form of contraception, I'd never consider doing that tho!!!
     
  3. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    LO is nearly 7 months old and still no period here :happydance:
     
  4. LovingMummy

    LovingMummy Mummy to Abigail

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    So so soooo jealous!!!!!!!! :(
     
  5. mrsp14

    mrsp14 Well-Known Member

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    No period for me yet and LO is just over three months :)
     
  6. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    Every now and then i'll think i'm having ovulation / period pains but then nothing! :wacko: Not that i'm complaining! :thumbup: Could get used to this no bleeding malarchy!! Excluding the lochia after birth I've had no period now for 16 months!! :happydance: Would be nice to have none then catch the 1st eggy when TTC number 2 and have a nice loooooooong stretch of no period! :haha: Don't think anyone is that lucky though!! :dohh:
     
  7. Aus_Amy

    Aus_Amy Mummy to Cameron

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    10 weeks here and still no sign :) BEST THING EVER!!
     
  8. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    DD 7 months old this week and nothing yet. My friend just stopped after 6 months EBF and 3 weeks after stopping she got AF.
     
  9. mystika802

    mystika802 Well-Known Member

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    9 weeks....still early but I havent had one yet
     
  10. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I didn't get mine until 7 months and I started combo feeding at 3 months, so it came back early.
     
  11. Joyzerelly

    Joyzerelly Mama to two darlings

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    No period for me at 5 and a half months.. fingers crossed it'll be a while yet!
     
  12. Mincholada

    Mincholada Me and my girl!

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    well, my LO was exclusively breast fed for a week and then i switched to exclusively pumping and BAM, 28 days after birth i've gotten my period. grrr!!! how lucky am i!? i know pumping isn't the same as directly nursing, but still......
     
  13. Srrme

    Srrme Well-Known Member

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    I'm breastfeeding, and the wicked AF arrived spot on 5 weeks after Elias was born.
     
  14. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

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    9.5 months for me!! It really just depends on your body. Some ladies on here are feeding nearly 2 year olds and still no periods. It can happen!
     
  15. CamoQueen

    CamoQueen Mom of 2 & 1 on the way!

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    I didn't have a period for nearly 2 YEARS when I was breastfeeding my son! I had to cut down to boobie snacks every other day before I got my period back... crazy, huh?
     
  16. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    10.5months and no period yet. I haven't had a period since May 2009.
     
  17. Ginger1

    Ginger1 Harry's Mum

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    Nothing here after 9 weeks of EBF either:happydance:

    Sister in Law had her first one last week when her little girl turned 5 months old...she's combi-feeding though.
     
  18. Sam292

    Sam292 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing for me yet - whoop!
     
  19. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    Mine returned when Harvey was 10 months. It varies from person to person, you might be unlucky enough to get one the first month or you might not get one till after you stop bf. Both are totally normal.
     
  20. Tacey

    Tacey Well-Known Member

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    No period here since November 2008. Looks like there might be a bigger age gap between my children than I'd thought!
     

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