One of the many perks for breastfeeding mothers, aside from reduced risk of developing breast, ovarian & uterine cancers, is the absence of menstruation. Yay for no periods! I haven't had a period since January 2009 before I got pregnant with Lillian. The hiatus from monthly cycles varies for each woman, depending on frequency of nursing & her body's own biological mechanisms. Some women see their periods return after 2-3 months while some don't get their first postpartum period for over a year. This helps with natural family planning for couples who don't use any form of birth control. I know for a fact I would not have been able to get pregnant for the past 8 months.
Until now. I can tell things are changing since Lillian is only nursing 4-6 times a day. My body recognizes this change and interprets it as a way to prepare for a potential new pregnancy. Open for business, if you will. I know I recently ovulated so it's only a matter of time before I have to dust off the box of tampons. I made it 8.5 months with Lillian, but only 6 months with Brandt.
Now for the interesting question: What will I do with this renewed fertility?