The witch is back!

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jac81's picture
Joined: 11/22/10
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The witch is back!

I started today after no period for over a year and was totally unprepared too! I had no choice, but to wear one of those huge pads that the hospital gives you. LOL! I was hoping that I was going to be one of those mom's that doesn't have one while bfing, but I guess I didn't get that lucky! Sad Sucks! Should have known since I had a decrease in milk supply yesterday. Any other bfing moms start yet? How did it affect your milk supply?

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Joined: 05/27/10
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I had my first last week, didn't really see a difference in supply, but then didn't see a difference during the three between the girls. Sucked that it started two days after getting my iud in ... finished spotting from that and a day later started.

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Joined: 11/22/10
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It's so weird how IUD's affect everybody differently. I never had a period when I had my IUD, but I have a friend who did! I think that is actually why it took a little longer for me to get pregnant because my cycles were out of whack after getting it removed. I would do it again, but DH is getting snipped on Tuesday so there would be really no point. Wink

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Haven't seen it yet, although I bled for 2 or more days after getting my IUD. I've never bled from paps or from cervical checks while pregnant, so that was a shocker. That's been about 6 weeks, so I know it wasn't the return of the witch.

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I'm thinking I'll make it to at least 9 months or so. With my first I got it back at 2 months and it always caused a huge dip in supply whenever it showed up. With my second I made it to 6 months... then got pregnant right away and THAT affected my supply. I tandem nursed after my third was born and didn't get af until 15 months pp. After my 4th I made it to 9 months. I think I made it so long after my 4th because she was co-sleeping and we didn't use pacifiers at all. With my first two they didn't co-sleep as much and i used pacifiers. Anyway, I got pregnant again right after I got it back with my 4th, and actually my supply did pretty well through most of this past pregnancy. I'm really hoping it stays away for at least another 6 months or so (I think since I'm tandem nursing I can be pretty sure it will). We have no idea what we're going to do for birth control yet, so we still need time to think about it!

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Joined: 11/22/10
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I'm wondering if I got it back since I'm back at work and pumping instead of nursing during the day. We started co-sleeping too (which I thought I'd never do) and she is pretty much attached to my breast ALL night. She went from sleeping through the night to all of a sudden waking up 3-4 times and I was so exhausted at work from no sleep. So she starts off in her bassinet and then I bring her into bed with me when she wakes up.

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I got it back at the exact same age both times, three and a half months. I was hoping that it would stay away longer because Gillian isn't sleeping as long of a stretch as Annabelle did. Oh well, as long as I don't suffer a dip in production I'm okay with it.

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I had it every month after I had Clara and my supply always went down, I didn't have it with my boys, nor have I had one since Markus strange! I had my left tube clamped when he was born, maybe that affected things? I'm also not ovulating but not surprised there since it took 9 months after Clara and then I got pg again.

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I'm not really sure yet TBH! PP bleeding stopped and then about a week later (just shy of 2 months pp) I started bleeding again I figured that was it but it only lasted a day and then a bit of spotting the next day. 2 weeks after THAT it happened again! So who knows! I got it back at 6 months with Christian and then got pg with Grace after that one hehe. With Grace I got it back at 4 months (iirc) which sucked because she never slept any stretches longer than 2 hours.