14mths without period while breastfeeding

Cathrina - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I'm just curious about how long it took for menstruation to resume while breastfeeding. I breast fed and pumped for my 1st child and didn't get a period until he was 14mths. I now have a 4mth old and is doing the same and no sign of my period either. How long for u guys......

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Nicole - posted on 03/04/2011

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@christina - I knew that...didn't use it as birthcontrol AT ALL! LoL....We kept things..ummm..covered, till we were ready to do it again...I didn't want to name my second "Oops"...LoL

Christina - posted on 03/04/2011

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@Nicole..breastfeeding does NOT exclude you from menstruation or pregnancy.....Remember, ovulation always preceeds a period, so don't be lulled into a false sense of security!!

Christina - posted on 03/04/2011

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14 months sounds about right. Don't stress..trust your body to do whats right for you (but don't rely on this for contraception - remember, ovulation occurs BEFORE a period!)

Nicole - posted on 03/02/2011

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I breastfed my 1st for 3 years...got my 1st period around the 13-15 mth mark, had a period or two than got pg with my 2nd while still nursing my first...then nursed them both at the same time...got my period aftr that at about 14-15 mth mark...so I basically was period free (xcept for maybe 5 months) for over 3 years...now it's bk with a vengance...can't wait for menopause! LoL

Carol - posted on 03/02/2011

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I got the depo shot, really regretting that, but breastfeeding stops mensus, so enjoy it! if not, im sure someone will gladly give you theirs.

Katie - posted on 03/02/2011

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My daughter's 11 months, and still nothing. I'm not missing it though. My mom got pregnant with me when my brother was 12 months, (no period before she got pregnant) and got it back with me when I was 8 months. We'll see when I get mine back.

Lori - posted on 03/01/2011

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14 months with my first, my youngest is 3 months and nothing yet. I'm hoping to go the full year with out it returning.

Jessica - posted on 03/01/2011

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18 months for my first, 12 months for my second and my third is 7 months and nothing yet.

Dedra - posted on 03/01/2011

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this is my first child and i am breastfeeding she is 5mths and i have had one period i was hoping i would not get any b/c my sister breastfeed for 2yrs and she never had a period the whole time...so i guess it depends on your body

Carolyn - posted on 03/01/2011

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I haven't had a period at all and my baby girl is just about 9.5 months. I'm not rushing it either!! LOL I haven't had a period since August 2009 6 weeks before I found out I was pregnant!!!

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