I'm new to the "extended bfing" crowd. I breast fed my first til 8 months, but began supplementing with formula around 2 months due to running empty in the middle of the night (turns out, he has a lip tie and is having it taken care of by our dentist next month.. he's 8 years old now). My second I nursed until just a little over a year. We started offering him formula at 6 months at bed time eager to make him STTN.
Our DD is going to be 13 months on the 29th of September and is showing NO signs of slowing down the nursing. She's only had about 2.5 ounces of formula her entire life because she flat out refused it. We just went from nursing every 3-4 hours to every 5-6 hours around 11 months old... so I suspect we will be nursing for quite a while.
Now.. on to my question of AF.
I recently was diagnosed with Estrogen Depletion due to breast feeding and prescribed a vaginal estrogen cream to combat awful symptoms (bedroom type) and am showing improvement since I started it.
With both my DS's, AF returned between 8 and 9 months. Here we are at almost 13 months and still no AF. I know the estrogen depletion and very frequent nursing (for her age) are playing a part. But when can I expect it?
I know you can't answer that question. I can't temp because baby is still also waking up 3-5 times each night, but based on recent cm, I feel like I may finally be gearing up to ovulate. DH had the big V back in March and was "released" from the urologist's care at the beginning of August. His first check up came back "fertile" and it took him a few weeks to actually follow up again, so he was checked about 6 weeks after and then 20 weeks. His 20 week check was all clear.
I took a dollar tree hpt last week, just to be sure. Which, of course, was negative.
So.... what's YOUR personal experience with Bfing and no AF?