is it ok to tan while bf and 1 other ?

Erica - posted on 04/23/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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ok i was wondering if it is ok to tan while bfing. i have really bad eczam and heard that tanning can help. i have tried all the creams and stuff out there and it dont work for me. also when is it normal to get your period back. my daughter is only 7 weeks old and i got mine today. it just seems really soon too me. my doctor told me i would not get it back for at least 6 mo while bfing.

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 04/24/2011

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Breastfeeding isn't 100% effective in keeping your periods away. It's natures way of trying but doesn't always work.

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2011

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I tanned when I breast fed my first. With my first I got my period when she was 18 months, 12 months with my second, and my third is almost 9 months and nothing yet. But, I don't take birth control while I breast feed. If you are on bc it can make your period start. I think I must bleed longer after child birth, because I was still bleeding at 7 weeks with my first!

Holly - posted on 04/24/2011

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I don't think there is a set time of when u get ur period back. Me and my sister had our sons 5 weeks apart, she got her periods back within 6 weeks and I didn't have one until I finished breastfeeding which was nearly 2 years.

Minnie - posted on 04/23/2011

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There aren't any known negative effects of tanning while you're still breastfeeding.



When a woman's period returns depends on her body- we all require different levels of prolactin to suppress the menstrual cycle. My mother got hers back when I was 6 weeks despite her nursing me on-cue. I didn't get mine back with my second daughter until she was 20 months.

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