Ok, so I have 3 kids. My youngest just turned 1. She is basically ebf, she'll nibble food here and there, but most of her nutrition still comes from breast milk. She nurses a few times through the night. I still haven't gotten my period. It took me years to pregnant with #1. I got pregnant with #2 when #1 was 9 months. I ebf, but pumped in the early weeks so my period came back at 6 weeks. My period stayed away 16 months with #2 and I got pregnant 6 months later. I'm 30 now. I don't really think I'm the super fertile type, but I still know I can get pregnant before my first cycle returns. Dh and I had sex last week. What got me thinking about it was that I was actually WANTING to have sex and I NEVER do anymore. The very next day my breasts were sore and I thought it was because of dh playing with them, but they have been sore and more full than usual since then. Also, my back is achy. I read this on Kelly mom.
It is not uncommon for breastfeeding mothers to report cyclical cramping or PMS-type symptoms – symptoms of an oncoming period without the period – for weeks or even months before their period returns. When this happens, the body is probably “gearing up” for the return of menstruation, but breastfeeding is still delaying the return of fertility.
What do you think? I know there is a chance, but how much of a chance?