My son is 8 months, and I haven't had a period since he was borntrying

Stefanie - posted on 11/01/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm trying to have another baby but I haven't seen red since the day he was born. And that was in Feb and it is now November. :-( I do breastfeed but I was hoping that didn't make it that difficult to conceive. He is about to start walking and he will be off the breast then most likely because I usually stop breast feeding when the first tooth start to show. And that hasn't happened yet. I'm sad and stressed out especially not knowing if I'm pregnant or not or if it is even possible at this stage. Someone please help. At my 2 year old 1st bday party I found out I was pregnant with my 8 month old. Is that what I should expect to happen this time too?


Dove - posted on 11/01/2015




Every pregnancy and breastfeeding experience is different. Some women do not get their periods back until the child is fully weaned from breastfeeding... some women get their periods back at 6 weeks... many women fall somewhere in between these two 'extremes'. Breastfeeding is NOT a reliable form of birth control, but it does suppress ovulation in SOME women.

Really all you can do is take a pregnancy test or see your doctor to find out.

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