Needing advice I'm worried.

Heather - posted on 09/15/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )




I'm a first time Mom and have breast fed and still am breast feeding. My daughter is a week away from being 9 months and the only period type I've had is right after. Since then nothing.
I've noticed light pink blood,and I'm worried is this bad or is this my period??


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Dove - posted on 09/16/2014




Some women get their periods back w/in 2 months of giving birth... and some women don't get it back until a few months after their child is fully weaned... even if they nurse for 2+ years. Every woman is different.

Chet - posted on 09/16/2014




I'd have to double check, but I think 14 or 15 months with no period is the average while nursing.

I always got my period back between 5 and 7 months and that was considered very early. The LLL says that anything between 6 months and 2 years is the normal range for nursing moms.

It's very possible that what you thought was a single period shortly after she was born was the wound from you placenta opening up and bleeding for a time.

The pinkish discharge is likely nothing to worry about. As Little Miss said it take time for your body to get back to normal, and even when your period does start up again post pregnancy periods can be very different from your pre-pregnancy periods.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/16/2014




Most likely it is your period. Hormones are a mess as it is after giving birth, and can take a long time to go back to normal. Breast feeding can also delay a menstrual cycle. With my daughter, I think I didn't have it for a year. BUT use protection when you have sex because breastfeeding is NOT birth control and you can get preggo at any time.

Veda Mason - posted on 09/15/2014




its normal, I breast fed my daughter for 13 months and did'nt have one for over a year

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