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Thread: Period after only 6 months... so bummed!

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    Default Period after only 6 months... so bummed!

    I got my period this morning. DS is almost 6 mos. I EBF, no pump, no bottle, no paci, no solids yet. Room-share with bed-sharing night nursing sessions. We're down to only one or two wakings/feedings per adult "night" which I guess is a contributing factor to AF's return.

    Is it worth throwing in an extra night feeding to try and send AF packing for a while or is it beyond my control?

    I know everyone's period comes back at a different time, I've read several old threads here that say as much, but I just feel bummed. We haven't been relying on it for birth control (we use condoms), so that's not the issue. It just sort of feels like an end of something, though I'm not sure what. Like my new-mommy identity took a blow and I'm that much closer to regular pre-pregnancy life.

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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    six months is better than six weeks.... which is when my cycle returned

    At this point, I'm not sure if you can send AF packing with extra sessions
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    That sucks, OP. I started my period at 10 weeks, despite EBFing, co-sleeping, and feeding on demand. My son is 9 months old and still feeds every 2 hours (sometimes hourly) at night so I am not sure if extra night sessions would help. I think every person is just different in this aspect. At least you made it to 6 months!!

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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
    At this point, I'm not sure if you can send AF packing with extra sessions
    But if you want to try, go right ahead and let us know how it turns out! It would be good information to have- we talk about it being theoretically possible but I don't know that anyone here has tried it on purpose.

    And hey, at least you were smart enough not to rely on amenorrhea for birth control!
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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    Just got mine back at the 7 month mark, too. She only eats one solids meal a day and exclusively nurses! No pump, bottle, nada! I was pretty bummed too. My sister almost went 1 and a half years before getting her period back. Some chicks are lucky like that lol.

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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
    six months is better than six weeks.... which is when my cycle returned

    At this point, I'm not sure if you can send AF packing with extra sessions
    Yup, same here... 6 weeks after both my babies.
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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    6 months is not bad! I got mine at 6 weeks with DS!
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    DS July'09, nursed for 12 weeks
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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    I also got mine after 6 weeks and with extra sessions it was gone until my dd became 7 months, then i tried extra sessions again but it did not work.

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    Default Re: Period after only 6 months... so bum

    Lucky you...I got mine at 8 weeks.
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