1st Menstration when weening breastfed baby and continual period or lack there of???

Alexis - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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4 months ago i finally started my period, the 1st since the birth. the first 3 month were scheduled normal periods, on or around the 1st of the month, but not this 4th month i have not gotten my poeriod. I am not 15 day ovr due and 3 pregnancy test stating that i am not pregnant. My little one still breast feeds usually at night or early morning But not a lot, and lately it seems as tho she is just doing it for the comfer becuase she isnt drinking. what could be causing the lack of menstration this month???

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Neva - posted on 04/16/2011

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It is not unusual to have irregular periods while breastfeeding and after giving birth. Pregnancy is only one reason for not having a period, losing too much weight too quickly, gaining too much weight, stress, illness all can affect your periods. I would still use birth control of some sort if you don't want to become pregnant and if miss an entire cycle or are concerned, I would see your doctor.

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i do believe u can still get pregnant whilst bf so it may be worth going docs n having blood test??

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