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    Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right spot...I am new to bubhub. We have an 11 year old and a nearly 8 month old....my question is how do we fall pregnant again when my periods have yet to return? I am breastfeeding on demand. Any tips? I'm thinking we just wait it out but I'd love to hear other peoples stories

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    I had IVF baby number 1 when I had just turned 40, so I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months so I could start IVF for number 2 as time is not on my side obviously. I also went back to work around that time. I felt a bit bad to begin with but he loved formula and has thrived. It took 2 months to get my period back and I'm just about to do my first embryo transfer. It took 4 goes last time.

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    I have just got my period back at 9 months, I'm still breast feeding, my dr said I could basically fall pregnant at any time now because my feeds are no longer round the clock therefore is no longer a contraceptive. Not that I want to fall pregnant yet! But if your bubs is going a long stretch at night (9-10
    hours) you should hopefully get AF back soon and give it a shot
    So you will either need to cut back feeds if you're still feeding frequently or ween....
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    thanks for the replies I am still feeding her around the clock...her night feeds are still pretty frequent...I was on the mini pill but have know stopped taking that. We will just wait and see what happens over the next few months cause I really don't want to wean her.

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    I am pregnant and was breastfeeding and on the mini pill. But my DD is 18 months old and I have had my periods return when she was about 9 months old despite the breastfeeding. Which is weird because with all my other children my period didnt return until I stopped breastfeeding completely. Just goes to show you that every pregnancy indeed is different.

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    I BF till DS was 15 months but AF returned at 11 months and I got pregnant when he was 13 months. My dr had said if AF hadn't returned by the time we wanted to TTC I may need to wean.


 

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