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    Default 18 months bf no af

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    Default 18 months bf no af

    I'm not much help, because mine returned at 14 W pp😱. But it was when she started doing 10 hrs straight. Are you have at least that stretch with no feeds at night?
    And with the hair loss, I was told its from stopping folate after preg. I started back on it and it grew back thicker, but it still might not have been the folate, it could have just stopped shedding anyway
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    He still feeds through the night... 9pm and in bed with me from 1-6 feeding on and off

    Thanks for tip about hair loss I feel as though I'm post natal again also having hot flushes, very weird!

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    It could be unrelated, but it might be worth getting your thyroid checked out - some of the symptoms you are describing can be associated with it being a bit out of whack, which is common post babies.

    Ask your GP for a blood test to check your thyroid levels (TSH, T3 & T4 and associated antibodies).

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    It's probably the bf but might be an idea to get an ultrasound at mid cycle to see what's going on. Have you had any uterine surgeries? Manual placental removal, d&cs etc?

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    Mine took over 2 years to return. Hair loss is a little concerning. I would go to the dr to get hormones and thyroid function checked out.

    But for AF not returning - can be normal

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    I can't comment about the hair loss but I'm still bfing dd at 20 months and no sign of af here.

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    first of all i just wanted to let you know that I think you have done a great job BF. for 18months. well done. Not sure about the hair loss or moodiness so go get them checked out. I look at it as one of the perks of demand feeding getting no AF, however Sadly not every woman gets the awesome bonus of no AF even when BF baby.

    everyone is different and there hormone are different so AF returns at different times for everyone. My earliest was 15 month but my others have been over 20 months. I am still feeding my DD#4 who was one yesterday and no AF. One thing I do remember though is after the 20+months when it returned it returned with a vengeance and was soso so heavy. Omg it was full on.

    mine always came back once I stopped feeding so much at night. I also co-sleep so all my babies have had access to the boob.

    Having no AF has become a problem for some of my friends if they are TTC.

    this is my last baby so I am going to savour every second of no AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    He still feeds through the night... 9pm and in bed with me from 1-6 feeding on and off

    Thanks for tip about hair loss I feel as though I'm post natal again also having hot flushes, very weird!
    Yes that will stop af return with that bf routine. But well done.!! I made it to 14 mths.
    Did you also have the hair loss at 4-7 mths pp like me?

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    DS is almost 16 months, and I have only had AF once when he was about 14 months. No hint of it returning again.

    I have also had more hair falling out again. I've had my thyroid checked (because I'm below pre-pregnancy weight and I can't afford to lose any more), but it's been fine. I've also been moody (but I'm exhausted, so I'm putting it down to that).

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