When will my cylce return: breastfeeding mom

For me, my body has a very difficult time ovulating while I'm breastfeeding. My last regular period was October 2008, before I conceived Mason.

With Audrey, my cycle had not returned, but I felt myself ovulate and since we had sex the night before I told my husband "we're pregnant with a girl!" It wasn't until 2.5 weeks later that I got a positive pregnancy test and was able to prove myself partially right... and then a few months later I proved myself ALL the way right ;)

With Hayden, my cycle had not returned, and since Audrey was well over a year I was testing every 2 weeks as we weren't preventing and weren't necessarily trying either.

Some breastfeeding mothers get their period back almost immediately. Most commonly, it comes back when the baby starts sleeping longer stretches at night and Mom isn't breastfeeding as often overnight.

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
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    06/12/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Mine varied. With my first it was back pretty much in six weeks. With others I didn't have a period for 12-18 months.
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      08/04/14
      Between Andrew and Eva, I never had a period. I had to have been ovulating, though lol. After Eva I went on birth control and bled almost constantly, we messed with the hormones in the pill and nothing helped. I got so sick of it i just stopped taking them...and my period stopped, too. I think I started ovulating naturally when she was about a year.. We'll see with Grace, i'm trying to figure out how to track it and as best as i can tell no ovulation yet and no period yet. 5 mos pp.
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      obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.