thoughts on mensus return?
Hey girls....I'm curious about your opinions...heres some history
I've exclusively bf all my babies until at least 7 months old and then continued nursing with few solids until they're over a year (only stopped because I lose my milk a few months into my next pregnancy) I nurse on demand and allow them to make the schedule. My first two didn't STTN until 18 months old (I consider sttn when they sleep from bedtime until a decent morning hour :) My mensus returned at 9 months pp with the first and 10 months with the second. I was preggers immediately and they are 18 months apart. There's 19 months between #2 and #3. #3 wanted to STTN but I would wake her at 11pm every night to nurse before I went to bed. I got my cycle back at 8 months pp with her but had a defective LP then a miscarriage. There's 22 months between #3 and #4. #4 is a huge baby. He's 3 months old now and weighs about 18lbs. He was 9lbs at birth (10 days early :) ) and is a great nurser. He nursed every hour or two at night for the first 10 weeks or so....we put him in the nursery at 3 months and he suddenly found his thumb and started STTN! As in, down at 6 or 7pm and sleeping until 7 or 8am. I've never had a baby do this and never encouraged a baby to do so. He's happy as a bedbug and has so much fat on him, I don't feel like he's missing anything by allowing him to sleep. I'm curious what you think my body will do? Should I expect my period to show? If so, about how long if he keeps this schedule up? Like I said, I've never had a baby do this to me before. Might be time to pull out my charting again perhaps? How many hours without nursing at night usually forces the cycle back?