Signs that AF is coming

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-2004
Signs that AF is coming
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 7:55pm

Hi everyone,
My DS is 7 months old and I've been exclusively breastfeeding him. I recently started baby food and he's gone from 12 feedings a day to 5. Every month, it feels like my period's going to come: I get crampy, CM changes like it did pre-pregnancy, but no AF. Is AF coming or will it most likely come after I stop breastfeeding?


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-31-2004
Wed, 01-05-2005 - 8:24pm

I'd say you're on your way there. It's pretty common for women with amenorrhoea (lactational or otherwise) to have AF signs around the time when AF would normally show. BC my cycles were 6-8 months apart and I would sometimes have AF signs w/ no AF. I'd look for it to show up pretty soon. Many women will get their ppaf as soon as they're going 8 hrs in-between nursings.