Nursing moms

Monica - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I exclusively nursed my second daughter (3/9/08), started some solids at 6 months. It's going on 8 months and i still have not started my menstrual cycle.... (1st daughter it came back at around 5 months) What is your experience??

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Renee - posted on 11/11/2008

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with both of my kids i nursed them both for up to a year. and with both they were about 10 to 11 months old. If you are worried talk to your doctor!

Tonya - posted on 11/11/2008

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I have exclusively breast fed my daughter slowly intoducing solids at 5 months and my period came when my daughter was 3 months old. So every woman is different. Lucky ladies who don't have it yet.

Monica - posted on 11/11/2008

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Thank you all for your help!! Yippee, relieved it can be normal. Just going to sit back and enjoy not having it and continue nursing my lil one, maybe forever....... LOL

Nikki - posted on 11/11/2008

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I didn't have my period for the 6 months I nursed my first child but I am nursing my 2nd child now and he is 9 months old. I have had a period the entire time with him. I was upset. I was so excited about not having a period again and it started the month after he was born.

Jasmine - posted on 11/11/2008

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I wish I was you! With both of mine I was right back on schedule within 2 months while still exclusivly breastfeeding.

Tonya - posted on 11/11/2008

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I exclusively nursed my son, adding solids @ 4 months and I started my menstrual cycle six weeks after his birth. It comes every 30 to 35 days! I think everybody is different.

Kaliandra - posted on 11/11/2008

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I exclusively nursed my daughter until around 9 months then she started to get interested in eating solids. I am still nursing, she is 16 1/2 months old now and i just got my period back last week.

Reyna - posted on 11/11/2008

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Everyone is different. When I was breastfeeding my period came sometimes, didn't come for another 4 months, came again. I would suggest taking a pregnancy exam just to be sure that is not it, but my mom said when she breastfed me she did not get her period at all. I also heard that if you go longer than 6 hours without a feed, that will cause you to get your period. If your child feeds once in the night then that is probably why you have not got your period.

Sarah - posted on 11/11/2008

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it took 9 months after my second daughter was born to start menstruating again

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2008

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My son slept through the night at 4 months so ate a lot less frequently - my period returned about 7 months.. my daughter who eats more often smaller feedings and does require night feedings.. she is now 10 months and no sign of my period yet.

Emily - posted on 11/11/2008

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My first - started at 11 months when I started weaning her. Second one - at 2 months and I am exclusively nursing at 5 months right now. So anything goes, I guess!

Clare - posted on 11/11/2008

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I nursed both my children first one until 7 months and my second until 9 months. My period didn't come until about 2 months after I was done nursing with both.

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