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EBF - When did you get your period back?

  • poll: When did you get your period back if your baby is/was EBF?
    before 6 months pp : (19 votes)
    30 %
    between 6-12 months pp : (18 votes)
    28 %
    after 12 months (do tell when!) : (27 votes)
    42 %
  1. misolee

    clementine / 863 posts

    I EBF both of mine until 14-15 months.
    Period came back at 6 months both times

  2. Dahlia

    kiwi / 635 posts

    16 months, just a few weeks after I weaned her.

  3. MrsKRB

    nectarine / 2329 posts

    I stopped pumping during the day at 14 months and got my period back a month later, still breastfeeding about 2x night at at almost 18 months.

  4. Raspberry

    apricot / 416 posts

    4 months, coincided with DS starting to sleep through the night and my supply tanking.

  5. MsBAM

    cherry / 127 posts

    I think I got mine about 3 months postpartum even while EBF. I was disappointed to say the least, lol!

  6. littleblessings

    pear / 1612 posts

    DD 1- never skipped a period
    DS - returned 8 months PP
    DD 2- never skipped a period

  7. maddyz

    persimmon / 1049 posts

    Lo1 just shy of 4 months
    Lo2 just shy of 5 months

  8. lilteacherbee

    cantaloupe / 6786 posts

    11 months with DS1 and 10 months with DS2. DD is almost 7 months and nothing yet, so I'm hoping I have a few more months.

  9. meadow

    clementine / 785 posts

    15 months - I was still nursing. AF returned almost exactly 4 weeks after LOs stopped nursing overnight. At 15 months they were nursing 2x per day (morning and bedtime) and shortly after we reduced to just bedtime then weaned at 16 months.

    I was amazed at how STTN impacted my hormones!

  10. Kitkat

    cherry / 218 posts

    After 12 months I cut down to nursing just in the morning and before bed, and my period came back about a month later (so 13 month pp). Then I immediately got knocked up again, lol.

  11. Mama Bird

    nectarine / 2341 posts

    About 16 months. My body doesn't switch gears until I drop every last feeding.

  12. snowjewelz

    wonderful apricot / 22081 posts

    @meadow: lol, your body is like alright, you're sleeping again, so you can handle periods again

  13. skipra

    pomegranate / 3216 posts

    LO1: would have returned around 11.5 months but I got pregnant

    LO2: 14 months

    LO3: is currently 14 months and still hasn't returned. (still bf a couple times during the day and overnight)

  14. LAZB

    GOLD / nectarine / 2130 posts

    DD: 10.5 months
    DS: still waiting at 13 months, but I’m tandem feeding, so I think that has something to do with it

  15. hellobeeboston

    cantaloupe / 6660 posts

    I didn't get my period back until I 100% weaned each kid. With LO 1 it was 10 months pp, and with LO 2 I nursed until about 13 months old, and period came back a few weeks after I stopped, when he was 14months.

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