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Thought exclusivly BF was supposed to suppress AF from visit KKanp Due February 19; Colorado 24 posts
6th Apr '13

We're 6 weeks PP and only breastfeeding. I was under the impression that it was supposed to act as a "natural" birth control (not that I was depending on it) but I was hoping maybe it would suppress aunt flow for a while. But there she is, after almost a year.. I stopped bleeding from the birth at 3 1/2 weeks so I'm positive. Sorta lame. Aunt Flow wants to come earlier then expected, but the weight wants to stay on later then I want it to heheh.

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
6th Apr '13

It's different for everyone. I got mine at 2 years Pp!

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
6th Apr '13

she may go again.



Some get AF right back, some go up to a year or longer




Good luck on seeing her leave again :)



and no, never a birth control, cause you will never know when you're ovulating.

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
6th Apr '13

i breastfed all four of my children and every time like clockwork, within 4 weeks after the pp bleeding stopped, she came and came at full force. lol

MarissaPayne 2 kids; British Columbia 9949 posts
6th Apr '13

I got mine back both time around 6 weeks pp whole EBF, too. :(

user banned Due October 22; 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
6th Apr '13

I got mine at two months PP and we EBF too! It's different for everyone mama. It helped with my periods though, they were less crampy and shorter when we were still BFing but idk if the two have anything to do with each other, really

Severus Snape Due March 15; 1 child; Tennessee 3511 posts
6th Apr '13

I bf for 8 months and got AF back at 4 months. Everyone is different.

KKanp Due February 19; Colorado 24 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" It's different for everyone. I got mine at 2 years Pp!"


Dang girl, that would have been nice haha. Guess it'll make it easier for me when I start back up on my BC though so I'm not left guessing o_O

Michayla08 18 kids; California 986 posts
6th Apr '13

When I EBF my daughter I got it back about 4 1/2 or 5 months... It was when she started sleeping through the night. However, I remember it not being very regular the first year until I got on the pill. DS is 3 months and AF is still a no show.. My sister got hers 6 weeks PP but my mom never got her for over a year. So I guess it's different for everyone :0)

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
6th Apr '13

I think I've gotten 2 periods but they only lasted a day each before disappearing again. Almost 10 months PP and still regular period free. Fingers crossed that this is the case for you.