I have a newborn, full-time breastfeeding & got my period. Has this happened to anyone else?

Karen - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have a 12 week old, I'm full-time breastfeeding. I just got my period. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Liliana - posted on 09/02/2012

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yes, but my baby is only 11 days old and i am breastfeeding full time as well.

Laura - posted on 05/21/2011

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I breastfed my daughter at first, got my period when she was 1 month old! Turns out it was my body deciding it couldn't handle the hormonal changes... I lost my milk a month later

Andrea - posted on 05/20/2011

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Well I was exclusively breast feeding premature twins plus pumped so it was like 3 kids ;0) and I got mine at 5 months. I was so disappointed. I felt gross enough without it. yay. LOL

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Yep, but he was 2.5 months old.

I know a woman who exclusively breastfed twins and got her period back when they were 6 weeks old.

Some lucky women never get it back til AFTER they wean...

Jodi - posted on 05/20/2011

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Try a heat pad. I suffer terrible period pain, and have done for 30 years. I don't find painkillers very effective (at least not in doses that are ok if I'm supervising children), but a heat pad REALLY does help take the edge off.

Karen - posted on 05/20/2011

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thanks girls. it really does suck. i also have endo & pcos (polycystic ovary) so it's the pain that i'm not dealing with. i can't take any painkillers because i'm breastfeeding. BC scares me because of the pcos - i doesn't work for me. I don't know if i'm going to be able to continue fulltime feeding if i get another period. any advise?

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I had the same thing happen to me, with no BC. It all comes down to hormones. It wasn't until my daughter was about 11 months old that I had a regular cycle though.

Penelope - posted on 05/20/2011

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I breastfeed and pump full time. I ended up getting my period 7 months after she was born. Thought it was a fluke but I got again the following month too. Guess it's back to a regular thing now even though I pump and nurse and work full time.

Carolyn - posted on 05/20/2011

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yep, exclusively breastfed, and it returned about 12 weeks here aswell, no BC used. Just unlucky LOL

Ashley - posted on 05/20/2011

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That sucks! I've known some moms who got it back around 2-3 months with and without breastfeeding and then others who didn't get it back until after they stopped breastfeeding or even longer after that! Everyone is different. I got mine back when my daughter was about 11 months when I started weaning. I got it a few days after I cut out my one pumping session during the day. I was aggravated and thought I'd have more time since I hadn't stopped, lol. I wasn't able to breastfed because she wouldn't latch on, so I pumped and bottle fed and had tons frozen, so I was weening myself, lol. I wasn't on birth control or anything either, so that didn't affect when I got it back. Took me so long to get pregnant the first time, don't want BC to affect me trying to get pregnant the next time around!

Jenni - posted on 05/20/2011

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Yes, I got mine when my son was about 2 months and when my daughter was about 3 months. Around the time I started using BC again. I'm not sure if that's a factor or not.
With my first I was on the pill (estrogen free).
The second time was shortly after I got my Mirena IUD.

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