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breastfeeding/periods/pcos (same as pcos)

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  • NicholeMatthew NicholeMatthew's Avatar 11-28-05 | 05:52 PM
  • Periods and Bf... here is my case.

    Kevin born 4/3/01 first period Thanksgiving 01, no period 12/01 period Jan & Feb 02. Pregnant March

    Aiden born 12/02 no period until 12/03 no period 1/04 Pregnant 2/04
  • NobodyReally 04-22-07 | 02:46 PM
  • I'm still nursing, he's almost 10 mo and still no period. From what I understand night nursing is more important as far as ovulating goes. I also have PCOS and I do NOT reccommend the progesterone. If you are TTC I suggest just waiting it out til you wean this one if you think that's why your period is gone. ( I don't mean wean early either =P ) I strongly disagree with taking horomones while bf as I think it will go to your baby! So bf is more important than TTC at this very moment IMO and if you want to take the hormone I'd wait.
  • Celia_M 04-22-07 | 06:11 PM
  • Well Katies now almost 18mos and still no AF
    I've read it's perfectly normal for some women to have no af until after fully weaning. 14mos seems to be somewhat of an average figure in my researches, so I guess some of us have to be at the further end of the scale.
    I'm slowly weaning Katie atm, with a view to actively ttcing (means ivf, so I have to wean her first) but don't anticipate having a period until after night-weaning. Prolactin levels are higher at night, which is why if babe is night-feeding it's less likely your period will return.

    We went to our clinic 10 days ago. They weren't surprised at all that I hadn't had AF yet. They scanned me and found some small cysts on both ovaries (which didn't surprise me as I'd had some twinging recently), but said they'd rescan once I'd finished b'feeding and had Af and go from there. I asked about taking something to kick-start Af and they strongly advised I let nature take it's course. I've not been diagnosed with any issues to date though. (we're m/f)
    I know little about pcos, but if you can wait until after he's weaned to take a prog shot, if still needed once he's weaned, I would, jmo.

    Last edited by Celia_M; 04-22-07 at 06:14 PM..
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 04-24-07 | 03:47 PM
  • Holy cow, where did this ancient post come from???
  • spongebob spongebob's Avatar 05-01-07 | 10:15 AM
  • Holy cow is right - not sure if anyone still needs advice, but here goes --- I SELDOM had a period after I went off the pill -- and took 2 years of TTC and docs trying to get me on Progesterone (which made me feel AWFUL so i stopped) --- I ended up staying the natural route (which you may or may not elect to do) and changed my diet to include foods that would naturally stimulate healthy hormone production.
    Long story short -- I got pregnant with only 3 periods a year.
    Then nursed my son until he was 18 mos -- for the last several months he was down to only two feedings (at sleep times) just like your child. I had not gotten a period since 2004 either and VOILA got pregnant. I'm now 8 mos along.
    My only reccomendation is to learn as much as you can about your 'female' body and how it works and get as healthy as you can - even if it means seeing someone professional -- in conjunction with your OB's and Specialists you can make sound decisions with the combo of everyone's advice.

    Best of luck -- and remember - you can get pregnant without a normal period and you can get pregnant while nursing... hopefully you will!