I'm breastfeeding but I got my period
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Chelsea - posted on 10/31/2010
No totally normal. Your period has nothing to do with your supply. Some people get it right back (Like me.... bled for 6wks, got an IUD, bled some more, and then 2wks later started my 8+ day cycle!!!!!!) You are totally fine with your supply and everything else. Just keep nursing. If you are doing more solids, you could also pump to keep your supply up :) My supply was never altered when I started my period!
Melissa - posted on 10/31/2010
Totally normal. I got mine back at 12 mos pp, and went on to nurse a few more years. You may experience a dip in supply around your cycle but that can be managed with a calcium/magnesium supplement (see kellymom.com for dosage.)
Carolyn - posted on 10/31/2010
i found that my supply dropped *only* shortly before and for a few days during my period, from my research , this is normal as your cycle depletes your calcium levels causing this drop. I now take calcium magnesium supplements and no longer have an issue with drop in supply
i got my period back at 3 and half months. so everyone is different.
the only issue i have now with my period is the screaming baby who refuses to nurse for about 3 days at the start of my period ! i have my only little warning system , but alas its frustrating. i think this is only due to my scent changing as my hormones shift.
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