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Extended breastfeeding

Anonymous

Hi all! Just wondering if any mamas have experienced anovulation (not ovulating at all or regularly) WITH menstrual bleeding while you continued to breastfeed beyond 18 months? My son is nearly 18 months and my cycles have still not returned to normal. I am seeing my doctor regarding this issue but wondered if anyone else has ever had this happen. Thanks!

  • Kelley
    May 05

    This is happening to me right now. My daughter is 19 months and I was having a cycle every week and now nothing.

  • Anonymous
    May 06

    Kelley, how many times a day would you estimate to be nursing? I nurse about 3 to 6 times a day just depending on the day and how busy we are. At this point it’s just comfort nursing as my son is on almost all solid foods.

  • K
    May 06

    Nursing 18 mth old twins, my period returned when they were 15 mths, but not regular yet.

  • Kelley
    May 06

    I’m nursing 3-4 times during the day, and then whenever she wakes up through the night (which is still A LOT) So anywhere from 4-8 times during the night. It is comfort for her as well, and for my sanity at the moment too.

  • Anonymous
    May 07

    Yes, my son wakes in the night a few times a week. Sometimes more often when teething/not feeling well. I think my body is confused!