I fully gave up breastfeeding on 20 December, but this was a process of reducing for about 5 weeks. I fed for around 3.5 months.
I have had the different types of discharge over the weeks, which led me to believe I was ovulating ready for a period, and I had a surging flurry of cramps just after I gave it up, but still no sign of AF.
How long did it take for yours to return? I am in a bit of panic as I have diminished ovarian reserve, and I’m starting to wonder whether they will ever come back.
If you're about 3.5 months post partum your periods might not fully return or return regularly for a quite while. Our bodies are designed to feed babies potentially for a few years and exclusively for at least 6 months, so I until your hormones start to adapt your periods might be a bit off. I've finished feeding my 16 month old in December, but can still produce milk if I hand express, so if you've stopped in December too you might still have the hormones that mean you could produce milk, so that takes a while to go away.
I fed my first till she was 16 months as well and my period only came back at about 12 months so 6 months after we introduced solids (I've had the coil fitted now so don't have any periods).
If you're really concerned, maybe you could talk to your doctor about it?
Ah thank you, that makes sense! I was going to give it another week or so before contacting the docs, but thought I’d ask for first hand experiences on here. My doctors really aren’t great and have a habit of making you feel stupid, so I wanted to be a bit more clued up before I contact them.
Thank you ☺️