has any other breastfeeding mother NOT started her period???

Cathy - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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I have been BF my baby girl who was born 7-7-09, she's 6 mo. and I STILL havent had a period. My OB said it will come eventually but that was months ago. I seem to retain water and I get bloated, crabby and other PMS symptoms. I was just wonderin if anyone else gets these symptoms or when they started ( I plan on BF for a year)

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Michele - posted on 01/30/2010

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I've been BF for 6.5 months and i still haven't gotten a period. I've been told that as long as you BF you will not get a period. As for PMS symptoms I don't get bloated or retain water, but i am wanting the salty foods around the time that i would be having a period, accompanied with headaches, and the moodiness. Hope this helps.
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Tammy - posted on 01/30/2010

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I'm still breast feeding and mine hasn't returned either. When I had my first child 7 years ago I breast fed her for 2 years but on her first birthday started nursing her less only twice a day morning and night and my periods returned a month later when she was 13 months.

Amy - posted on 01/20/2010

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I'm breastfeeding baby #4 and I never have a period as long as I'm nursing at all. I start back about 2 mo. after I quit nursing. Yes, it's awesome....one of the many, many, many advantages to breastfeeding!

Jessica - posted on 01/19/2010

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i breastfed for the first 6 weeks and i got my period back within the first two it really depends on your body

Laura - posted on 01/19/2010

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I stopped BF at 4 months cuz of lack of production and I still don't have my period. It's all about the hormones in your body getting back to normal plus I still leak alittle.

Linda - posted on 01/19/2010

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I still haven't had mine yet either and I sure ain't complaining. I have spoken with other mothers and it seems like it varies from person to person and baby to baby.

Heidi - posted on 01/19/2010

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I've beeb BFing exclusively for my little man 07-10-09 and I got one in September and haven't had another since which my doctor told me is entirely normal while BFing!

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2010

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I just recently started mine. I pumped every time he ate since he was 2 weeks old (he wouldn't latch so I went from BFing to pumping then). Two months ago I reduced my pumping to 8days a day, down to 2 times. (slowly of course). And I just started. I spotted for the first 5 days, then bled for a week, then spotted for another week.

Stacey - posted on 01/19/2010

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My daughter was born 7/16 and is breastfed..I just got my 1st period last week. I loved not having it for so long, now I worry if it'll be regular or messed up since I'm still BFing. I would feel like I was going to start during those 1st months but it never came and then I had no symptoms and it finally did.

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No period for me!!!!! Yeah! Sophie is 6months, adn my ob said it will take at least 9 months for my body to regenerate pre-pregnancy, so I guess 3 more months at least for bliss!

Patricia - posted on 01/19/2010

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I didn't have my period either, and i only breast fed for 2 months. he's almost 6mo old now. I only started because I started taking birth control pills. The doc said breastfeeding mothers usually take longer to start :) yay for us!

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Hi, I stopped breastfeeding last week, my little one is 6 months old and I havent got my periods yet either. I heard it can take a few months after you stop breastfeeding before they come back...

Candace - posted on 01/18/2010

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same here my son 6 months and no signs of any visits from aunt flow. Think of it as another blessing from our babies.

Jeannie - posted on 01/18/2010

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I haven't started yet, I think it is GREAT!, but I have taken about 5 pregnancy tests, one a month. Keegan is almost 6 months.

Kerri - posted on 01/18/2010

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with my first child, i didn't get my period until i stopped breast feeding my son, which was 14 months. if you are really concerned they have a birth control pill you can take while nursing.

Tanja - posted on 01/18/2010

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Nothing here either ;D hes 6m now and no PMS simptoms either, and I hope it stays the hell away for some time :P.

Shalaina - posted on 01/18/2010

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I'm jealous! No period, that would be great. Mine came back pretty much as soon as I was done bleeding from having him. Great 6 weeks. I didn't get to breastfeed because I am on anti-epileptic medicine.

Melanie - posted on 01/18/2010

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My 1st two children were 14 months before I got my period. #3 was 9 months, so far nothing with miss 6.5 months. yay

Veronica - posted on 01/17/2010

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Emma is my No.4 and nearly 6 months, no period yet, but each one has been different. I fed all for 12 months and got my period back at 7, 9 & 10 months, just depends on what your body and baby are doing. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Jenny - posted on 01/16/2010

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I just stopped breastfeeding after doing it for 5 months (in addition to formula, too. I got some PMS symptoms while I was weaning. Got my period about a week or two later and it was so heavy it was ridiculous! Enjoy not having it and don't worry about when it will come!!!!

Vicki - posted on 01/16/2010

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Yep, no period here. Natural contraception! (although not foolproof, I'm certainly not relying on it ;-)

Katy - posted on 01/16/2010

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You won't as you are still producing certain hormones when Breast Feeding, which will hold off your periods. Enjoy ladies!!!

Sarah - posted on 01/15/2010

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nope no period here either, Macey was born 07/09/09. Im hoping it stays that way for a while :)

Marissa - posted on 01/15/2010

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hello my daughter will be 6 months old next week and I havent started mine yet either. My OB told me that I may not get one until im done breastfeeding, and i dont miss it at all :)

Jessie - posted on 01/15/2010

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my son is 6 months and I haven't had a period or anything like it! I hope it stays away until I wean later this summer!

Jill - posted on 01/15/2010

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Nope - no period here either. No symptoms that I've noticed. I plan to breastfeed for at least 12 - 18 months (maybe 24) I'm not worried about it - in fact I love it. I've heard that when your period comes back really varies while breastfeeding. So I think you're perfectly normal & are doing something wonderful for your baby girl

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