When does AF usually start back up?

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Registered: 03-22-2011
When does AF usually start back up?
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Fri, 12-30-2011 - 11:54am
I don't remember when my period started back up after I had DD five almost six years ago. When does it usually start back up?

Jayla
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:18pm
I think a lot of it depends on your body and whether you're breast feeding. With DS, I didn't get my period back until he was 14 months old because I nursed him until a year. It wasn't until I was done nursing and had been on the pill for almost two months that it finally made its return. I know some people get theirs back while nursing though so who knows. I'm hoping it will be another year or so before I get mine.
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:28pm
Wow a whole year would work for me!!! Yesterday I woke up with bad cramps, I just knew AF showed her face. But she didn't!
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Registered: 09-20-2002
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 4:00pm
Well, I started on Nora-BE, a birth control pill that can be taken while BF. I started on Sunday as told by my doctor and on Wed, I started what looks like my period...booo!!! I am strictly BF so I was hoping that my period would stay away for a longer time, but looks like not :(
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 5:48pm
I've never really fully used birth control so I'm going to really have to do my research. I know after I had DD they gave me the pill but I kept forgetting to take it. I guess I never really needed it cause we had a baby five years later lol...
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 9:05pm

Julie, with DS I started taking the mini pill at 6 weeks and spotted a little bit but that was it - no real period.

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 10:35pm
I never got mine until my kiddos were close to a year. I think Chloe was almost 10 months when I got my first but it didnt come back again till 2 months later. She had begun to start nursing less then. I got mirena 5 weeks pp after O & never got it again till 2 years later. Hope it stays away this time. Im supposed to start my mini pill asap so we will see how that goes.
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Registered: 01-05-2005
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 10:40am
With both kids I got it back around 2 months even though I was bf exclusively.

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