I'm breastfeeding but I got my period

Ania - posted on 10/31/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi I'm breastfeeding my 8.5month old son still a lot and he eats solids 2-3 times a day but I just got my period is it normal? am I loosing milk supply?

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Celeste - posted on 10/31/2010

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Yup, totally normal! No, you're not losing milk supply. I got my period around 8 months and was able to nurse twins just fine.

Carolyn - posted on 10/31/2010

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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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My period started when my son was 2.5 months old and has come every month since. He is now 2.5 YEARS old and still breastfeeding. I'd say your supply should be fine. :)

Chelsea - posted on 10/31/2010

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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!

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Melissa - posted on 10/31/2010

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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.)

Brittany - posted on 10/31/2010

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You're lucky you didn't have it for so long. I got mine immediately after my daughter was born. Not fun!

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