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when might my cycles return? (breastfeeding)

Hi, I EBF, Chloe is 5m old.

She has been sleeping through the night at 4wks (12 hours), which means I havn't been BF at night for the past 4m, only during the day.

I figured my period would come by now.

Once you stopped BF at night, how soon did your period return?

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Asked by charisma10 at 9:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It still could wait. ANY return date is normal.

    13 months here.

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:26 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Mine came back at 6 months and I was still feeding through the night... I think it just depends on the person

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:35 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • I think it is different with everyone. Mine returned at 6 months, 4 month, and 1 month!!! I don't remember when I quit nursing at night. Sorry.

    Answer by micheledo at 9:50 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • my son who is almost 8 months has been sleeping through the night since he was about 3 months and my cycle has yet to return....and i'm not complaining!!! lol

    Answer by smb87 at 9:51 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • i got mine at 8 mos, but DS was still nursing a lot at night. but he did start eating solids more around that age, and i stopped pumping and started supplementing with formula around 7 mos too.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 10:03 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • You never know, I'm at 11 months now & hoping to break my current record of 17 months pleasepleasepleaseplease!  Just because she sleeps through the night (you lucky dog) shouldn't bring Aunt Flow any sooner than she would have come though.  For me, it seems to come back when they get a little older & will only nurse a couple times a day on some days, or even skip a day here & there. 


    Answer by carlye828 at 10:16 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • the only reason i mentioned sleeping through the night (surprising, right!), is that with baby #1, after she started sleeping through the night, i got my period 2wks later. and my cycles were regular after that.

    Answer by charisma10 at 10:20 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Mine still hasn't returned at 11.5 months. My son has been sleeping through for about 4 months, now.

    Answer by AlyKen at 10:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

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