periods whilst breastfeeding

Amy - posted on 09/05/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi my periods returned 3 months after having my LO then at 6 months they stopped my LO is nearly a year old and i haven't had a period in 6 months is this normal, i am still currently breastfeeding x


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Angela - posted on 09/07/2012




It normal. I had that wile breast feeding my 1st one and being on bc. Took one pill off schedule and it caused me to have a period lol

Amy - posted on 09/06/2012




Hi thank you for responding, yes done a pregnancy test and it is negative. i am on the pill i have been from when LO was 6 weeks old i still had my normal period even whilst on the pill it just suddenly stopped at 6 months and i haven't had one since.

Lori - posted on 09/05/2012




First off: Have you taken a pregnancy test? Just in case? Are you on any sort of birth control?

Secondly... it does sound like it falls within the range of normal. When you're pregnant, and again while breastfeeding your body goes through many changes and TONS of hormonal changes. Many women who were very regular before baby, become irregular for up to 2 years or more. And for those of us who were irregular to start can be all over the place. With my first I didn't get my period back until about 13 months after she was born. I breastfed her until she was 2. With my 2nd, I got the Mirena IUD when she was 4 months old and had bleeding associated with that for almost 2 months, then spotting on and off for the next several months, then nothing for a few months. When she was 14 months I got my period back, but either because of the IUD or because of other hormonal issues it's all over the place. Can be very short.. 1 or 2 days, or very long 14 days. And can be 25 days apart, or can be 40 days apart. Ugh.

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