Is it normal for exclusive mum to see her period after 3months without giving water to her baby?


Dove - posted on 10/29/2015




A baby should not get ANY water at all under 6 months... and a breastfed baby doesn't NEED water under 12 months, but it's fine to offer an ounce or two AFTER 6 months on occasion (like a couple of times/week... not daily) to get them used to a sippy cup.

If you are asking if it's normal to get your period while exclusively breastfeeding... yes. Every woman is different. Some women do not get their periods back until their children are fully weaned from the breast... even when they supplement w/ formula and the child is old enough to eat regular food. Some women get their periods back at 6 weeks even while exclusively breastfeeding... and some fall somewhere in the middle between the two 'extremes'.


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Raye - posted on 10/29/2015




This post doesn't make sense.
Don't give water to a baby if they are under a year old. Breastmilk or formula should be their main source of fluid and nutrients.
If you are breastfeeding your child exclusively (not using formula), then your periods may disappear for a while and come back unexpectedly. You should still use birth control if you don't want to get pregnant.
If you have other concerns, maybe you should speak with your doctor.

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