I am still nursing my 16.5 month old, and my period just came back on New Year's Eve of all nights. I don't get it because I still nurse at least 3 times a day, usually 4 or 5, I am so mad it's back! Does this mean I have to start back on birth control too? The last time I breastfed while on B.C. I bled profusely, and irregularly! I am very afraid of having that happen again. If I talk to my doctor he'll just say to wean. He's been encouraging me to wean for some time now, and we're just not ready yet. It is still such a huge part of everyday life for us. Any suggestions?