6 months postpartum--Why sudden contractions while breastfeeding?!

M - posted on 12/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6 months old and I still breastfeed her (night and day) and give her solids twice a day.

Breastfeeding has never been uncomfortable or painful...for the last week or so I've been having cramps while nursing. And I also noticed that just as with my other pregnancy my nipples are starting o get darker on the outside---like a dark circle....

Hormones? Period coming back?
I'm also more bloated, especially at night, where I look 4-5 months preggo :( arrrrgh
Thanks! :)

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Lori - posted on 12/27/2012

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Could be your period returning. Could also possibly be a new pregnancy. I had symptoms very similar to pregnancy when I got my period back after my 2nd was born. Several pregnancy tests later, and a few months later... I got my period back... Hormones do some wacky things to us!!!!

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M - posted on 12/28/2012

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Tell me about it?!?! Hormones are awful... now my baby girl wakes up more often at night and it seems my milk production is going down and my boobs are hurting :( Stuff no one prepares you for after you give birth, I'm learning so much! I'm feeling pregnant but I bet it's only my period coming back like you said. Thanks!! :)

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