Randomly not getting a period while breastfeeding?

Kerstin - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I haven't received my period this month but have had all the symptoms. Took 7 tests and all came out negative. I heard that while breastfeeding you may get a period one month and not the next. Anyone have any input or similarities?

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Jacquelynn - posted on 02/26/2013

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i have the same thing going on. i had my baby back in may and have been breastfeeding him. I got my period back 3 months pp. I have had 5 30day cycle and now nothing for over 10 weeks. had all my pregnancy symptoms back but every test i take is negative.

Donna - posted on 08/27/2010

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My son is nealry 9 months. I have had a few periods, but they are all over the place. I have had 4 weeks, 5 weeks and 6 1/2 weeks between periods.......not good seeing as we are trying for another baby!! I am only nursing 3 times a day now (son is self weaning) so no reason why I cannot get pregnant according to my gp.

Rocio - posted on 08/27/2010

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I had my baby in November so she's already 9 months. I only get my period like everyother or every two months. I went to the doctor and she told me everything was fine and there was nothing to worry about.

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Kerstin - posted on 08/27/2010

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thank you everyone for your input. it's nice to know there's others out there. It's hard when i don't know anyone personally around here who breastfeeds besides my own mother. I am going to the doctor today for other stuff but I will probably get a pregnancy test done just to check.

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My son is 13months and i still have not had a period. The longest i went prior to this time was 10months with my others (i have 6 angels) was always about 7 months. I get regular 'period attitude' every 28 days but still none. I breast feed my son during the night (not for long periods) During the day he has three feeds -usually as a sleep inducing tool :) But i have never had my period then had it stop once started whilst breastfeeding, however stress, not eating well etc can effect hormones! ( now i am concerned!)

Jayne - posted on 08/27/2010

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i havent had a period since my daughter was born and she's 6 months now...im pretty sure the hormones you produce while you (exclusively) breast feed, stop you getting pregnant because your body think oh i already have one to look after i dont need another yet, and if you cant get pregnant, no period! yay!

Kerstin - posted on 08/26/2010

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I had my son back in March and he is 5 1/2 months old. I have had my period twice and they were normal. I have been extra stressed this month and he has of course started to eat more. I don't feel pregnant and like I said have taken mulitple tests all coming out negative.

Tammy - posted on 08/26/2010

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Yes this is true. Some women might get a couple and then not for a few months. How regular is your period and how often do you breastfeed? If it has been very regular for some time now I would probably go to the doctor and get a blood test done just in case.

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