View Poll Results: When did your fertility/period return?
While exclusively breastfeeding round-the-clock. 13 38.24%
While exclusively breastfeeding, but after night-weaning. 3 8.82%
While still breastfeeding, but after night-weaning and introduction of solids. 3 8.82%
While breastfeeding, after the introduction of solids, but not night-weaned. 5 14.71%
Not until completely weaned. 8 23.53%
Other (please explain). 2 5.88%
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All 3 were after introducing solids, but not night-weaned. 4 months, 6 months and 8 months, respectively. I got pg 3 times while still nursing.
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Chas started solids while breastfeeding at 6 months...he pretty much weened himself between 9 and 10 months...by refusing me. He preferred the bottle.

My period returned around 12 months...
I got my period back about a month ago. Lucas has been nightweaned since he was four months old and he's been eating solids for a while. I don't know if I'm actually fertile yet, as we're not going to start trying until the fall. Not much help, I know...
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i got my period back around 3 months post partum and i was breastfeeding exclusively.
I voted "while exclusively breastfeeding, but after night weaning." My periods came back when he was about 3-4 months old, and he was sleeping 6-8 hours at night. However, I was back at work, and was pumping a couple times a day, which may have speeded things up.
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I expressed my milk until my son was about 2 months old. My first period showed up about the same time.
My period returned at 9 mths with both boys. I was still breastfeeding regularly, though not round the clock - I think they were both night weaned but honestly can't remember(!). Both were on solids.
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Mine is not back yet at 13.5 months. He just started solids at about 11 months - loves them, but still nurses frequently. Just this week his day nursing has been cut down due to school and I express milk by hand a couple of times in the day, but he still nurses round the clock at night. We'll see what happens. I figure that if your (gy) period isn't back, it's probably nature and your body's way of telling you to be patient and space your family a little to what you can handle!
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I figure that if your (gy) period isn't back, it's probably nature and your body's way of telling you to be patient and space your family a little to what you can handle!
Originally Posted by Amneris
You're probably right.... but newborns are so cute! And I can't wait to see Solomon as a big brother. And we want to have lots of children so I want to keep moving.
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I exclusively pumped for about 10 months. My period returned about 10 months after weaning from the pump. Still not so sure if my fertility ever returned.


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Mine returned when DS was about 7 months old. I was still breastfeeding during the day but he was nightweaned and on solids by 6 months.
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I figure that if your (gy) period isn't back, it's probably nature and your body's way of telling you to be patient and space your family a little to what you can handle!
Originally Posted by Amneris
You're probably right.... but newborns are so cute! And I can't wait to see Solomon as a big brother. And we want to have lots of children so I want to keep moving.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I know, I still want 4 kids but I need to tell myself to be patient!
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I had a couple of anovulatory cycles (I chart w/ Creighton CrMS so I know wth is going on) but after the lochea finished, I had roughly a week, then AF.

It was awesome.

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(BTW I was nursing FT, cosleeping, AND pumping between 12-18 oz a day)
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I wasn't TTC after either of my older two weaned, but my period returned at about 10 mos pp both times. Max had bottles of breastmilk while I was working and nursed when I was home. He didn't night wean until 18 months, and he had solids from about 5 months. He continued comfort nursing at naps and bedtime until about 2 1/2. By 10 months, Maya was having formula bottles while I was working (3 days a week at that point) but otherwise breastfeeding. She began solids at about 6 months. She nightweaned early, probably around 4 or 5 months. I haven't gotten a period yet this time around, but I did get a Mirena so I have had a bit of spotting and hopefully any fertility has been suppressed . Aidan gets only breastmilk- I pump when I'm working and nurse otherwise.
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I agree with Amneris. Maybe you should take your focus off babies for awhile and concentrate on something else like work or hobbies. You can't control nature, what will be will be, so there is no point in worrying.
Maybe you should take your focus off babies for awhile and concentrate on something else like work or hobbies.
Originally Posted by MistressM.
I'm sure you didn't mean for it to come across this way, but the above statement is kind of insulting to me. My focus isn't all on babies and I do have hobbies (I don't work outside the home). I love my son and my family, and this was just something I was thinking about. It's certainly not my entire focus in life.
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Maybe you should take your focus off babies for awhile and concentrate on something else like work or hobbies.
Originally Posted by MistressM.
I'm sure you didn't mean for it to come across this way, but the above statement is kind of insulting to me. My focus isn't all on babies and I do have hobbies (I don't work outside the home). I love my son and my family, and this was just something I was thinking about. It's certainly not my entire focus in life.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
People here are so easily offended. All I meant was that maybe if you concentrate on something else, it will happen for you. That's usually the way it works. If you look at a teakettle, it seems to take forever to boil. I don't know why that would be insulting.
I get what you're saying and maybe I was being a little too sensitive, but I was a little put off when I first read it. I can't help how I feel. Plus, I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt when I said "I'm sure you didn't mean it this way..."
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I get what you're saying and maybe I was being a little too sensitive, but I was a little put off when I first read it. I can't help how I feel. Plus, I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt when I said "I'm sure you didn't mean it this way..."
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
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