How soon was your period after your baby was born?

Audrey - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I'm breastfeeding, and had my first one at 5 months, but haven't started again. Just curious if it's normal to be this irregular while breastfeeding... My baby is 6 months now.

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Emma - posted on 10/16/2009

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bubs is 7mths and I am breastfeeding plus solids and haven't had a period yet. glad i'm not the only one cos I was getting confused by the no show!! definitely not pregnant again though!!

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I got mine 8 weeks after my daughter was born, and now they are, on average, a few days closer together than before. ugh. And i was strickly breastfeeding

Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2009

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I EBF for six wks and breastfed until about 5 mos. Now baby is almost 7 mos and still no period. I took 2 pregnancy tests cause I was a little worried, but they were negative. My friends say this is normal too....?

Leanne - posted on 10/14/2009

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i was fully breastfeeding and got mine back at 3 months and then every month since! because of this i stopped breastfeeding because the baby wouldnt feed properly at the time of the month and would totally kill my nipples. we would both end up in tears because of the frustrations and pain

Ann Marie - posted on 10/09/2009

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my baby is almost 7 mths now. My period was about 5 mths after that. I breastfed 'til he was about 4- 4 1/2 mths. He's on formula now. I got my period for the past couple mths now though.

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I am breastfeeding and got mine 6 weeks after giving birth. I have gotten regularly since but I am on birth control as well.

Crystal - posted on 10/08/2009

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I did the same thing! I'm still breastfeeding, too. My son was born March 10th, and I got my first period in July but haven't had another one since. My OB said this was completely normal though since I'm still nursing and was surprised I even had one at all!

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2009

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I started mine when he was 5 months old. My doctor said it's early because he stopped nursing through the night at 2 months. I've been regular ever since.

Lori - posted on 10/07/2009

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I am breastfeeding and I still have not gotten my period yet. It is common for them to be irregular, but be careful. Breastfeeding is not fullproof birth control. I don't know your situation but it is possible to be pregnant!

Shannon - posted on 10/07/2009

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I got mine 10 weeks after my daughter was born and I was also breastfeeding

Vanessa - posted on 10/07/2009

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i got mine 8 weeks after my daughter was born and i was exclusively breast feeding.

Audrey - posted on 10/06/2009

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Thanks guys! I feel better now...I was always really irregular, and was hoping they'd be more regular after my baby...maybe that'll come after she's weaned. :)

Renee - posted on 10/06/2009

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Hi. My son is 7 months and I still havent had any show yet. I am breastfeeding and solid feeding. Im NOT complaining that I havent had them but I want to be prepared when they do come. So I think go with the idea of not having them is great

Amber - posted on 10/06/2009

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I am exclusively breastfeeding, though my period returned 6 weeks after my daughter was born. Its normal for it to not return though... I know women who breastfeed exclusively for a year plus and there's didn't return until they weaned their children.

Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2009

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Just had my first one nearly seven months after my boy was born. I imagine this is normal because I am BFE. I was totally bummed it was super awesome not having to worry about tampons, luckily my neighbor helped me out, I was so unprepared.

Anne - posted on 10/06/2009

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Yep - that is normal. Breastfeeding produces similar hormones to when you are pregnant. This is why breastfeeding is somewhat of a natural birth control method. Not foolproof, however, so if you want to guarantee that, you need to take a mini-pill. One upside of that is that you don't get your period at all! :) Also means that usually you need to stop breastfeeding before you start trying to get pregnant again.

Hillary - posted on 10/06/2009

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My son was born on March 24, 2009. I have been breastfeeding exclusively, and just started introducing him to solids. I started my period the day before he turned 5 months old, and I started again approximately 5 weeks after that. I also spoke to my physician about this, and he informed me that it is typical to have irregular periods while breastfeeding even if you were regular prior to pregnancy.

Stephanie - posted on 10/06/2009

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I got my visitor last month but so far haven't seen it this month. Mentioned it to my physician and he said it was normal to be this way while breast feeding. Unfortunately each one of our bodies are different and you just have to be prepared.

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