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How long did you breastfeed for - How many months PP were you till your AF returned?

I am 10 months pp and still bf'ing DS... still no AF....

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Asked by fallenangel32 at 12:27 AM on May. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son selfweened at 13 months/ started af withen 3 months pp and im still nursing our 12 month old daughter and got af 2 months pp. Talk to your doctor, thats a really long time to not have af.

    Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 12:42 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • What is PP and AF???? I really really would be so happy if people would just spell out the words. OK?It would be so much easier to know what the heck you are talking about and easier to ANSWER!

    Answer by minnesotanice at 12:54 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Average return of menses for fully breastfeeding mothers is 14 months, and many don't menstruate the entire time they're nursing.

    I was not so lucky. My period returned 6 months after my daughter was born and 3 months after my son, even though they were still exclusively breastfed :(

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:00 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Im sorry Minnesotanice - AF = aunt flow (period) and PP = Postpartum

    Comment by fallenangel32 (original poster) at 1:14 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • AF returned at 3 months and my milk dried up at 5months. would have been nice if AF could of waited.

    Answer by KittyTussand at 3:25 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • My milk dried up about 2.5 weeks after I got the Mirena, when DD was about 3 months old. I got my first period at about 5.5 weeks PP.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 8:39 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Guys, a previously well established milk supply doesn't just disappear. This is a very common misconception. A lot of times women think their milk is drying up because their breasts feel softer (no engorgement), their baby seems to want more milk all the time and pumping output decreases. These are NOT signs of a disappearing milk supply. They are signs of milk regulation and growth spurts. I'm not saying this so anyone feels bad, I just don't want someone to read this and think it's common for milk to dry up suddenly.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:11 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • I nursed my dd for 19 months, went on depo shot at 6 weeks pp, My dd was born 8/13/08 and haven't had AF since :) I love depo!

    Answer by zradiogirl at 12:25 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • 13 months, nursed to 26 months. And I will second what Ati said. The ONLY true sign of a supply problem is a drastic drop in dipes. If you're only changing about 3-4 dipes a day... you have a problem. Otherwise.. all normal!

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:35 PM on May. 3, 2011

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