So Sophie fully weaned herself off BF'ing about three weeks ago... I thought for sure AF was right around the corner, as I had a few days of crampiness... but it never came... since then, still nothing... I know there's no magic number of days as to when AF returns and I'm not exactly complaining, but it totally freaks me out that it hasn't shown up. I mean, I LOVE that it's not here... but at the same time DF and I had a couple of oops while DTD, but nothing I could test for just yet... or well, there was one on the May 24 weekend, but I've POAS and it was a negative... so unless we managed to get pregnant like two weeks ago... I'm rambling... LOL! How long did it take for AF to return foe everyone else??
I wouldn't panic yet since pretty much anything is considered normal I've learned. Basically despite not BFing any more hormones can still be wonky and it can take a bit for you to ovulate (your body does have to get those pesky hormones at the right levels for that to happen!) and then you still have around 2 weeks-ish after that before AF will show. Sooooooo....have fun waiting! The last AF taught me to keep pads stocked everywhere and on me at all times.
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
I keep forgetting to keep tampons in my purse just in case. I'm still not used to needing them again! I stopped bf at 6 mo, and I believe AF showed up about 4 or 5 wks later for the 1st time. Though it's hard for me to know what effect the Mirena has on that as well.
It only took 2 weeks for mine to show up after ds.. But everyone is different Im sure. I would be careful if you are not ready to get prego again though..
Mom of 3 beautiful babes!
1 mth 6mth, 11mth
Hi, I was lurking around and figured I would give you my experience. With DS it took 3+ months after totally stopping BFing before getting AF. This time we have gone down to only 2 feedings a day (sometimes 1) for over 2 months. I never got AF and now I'm prego again (planned) so I won't have one for a long time I guess. It can take a while, but remember to be careful because it is hard to tell when you O since the hormones are all over the place still. I have no idea when I did so my EDD for now is highly on the estimated side.
I hate how BFing, O'ing, AF, and pregnancy symptoms can all run together.
DS - Kaelan April 2009
DD - Hailey September 2010 (my VBAC baby)
Expecting #3 forChristmas!!!