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breastfeeding/period m a r i a h 1 child; California 513 posts
5th Apr '10

I am 7 weeks postpartum only breastfeeding and I just got what seems to be my period. Is that normal? I've heard a lotthat you are not supposed to get one breastfeeding. What's all your experiences? Thank you!

Hannah. 34 kids; Spokane, WA, United States 63782 posts
5th Apr '10

I'm breastfeeding and got my period at 7 or 8 weeks PP

24K LEMONADE TTC since Dec 2010; 4 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 45754 posts
5th Apr '10

Some get them later than others, some sooner.



I'm 8+ months PP and still haven't had a period.

ETA: And I'm breastfeeding. Duh, meant to mention that.

Viktorya 3 kids; Michigan 40078 posts
5th Apr '10

Everyone is different. I am 4 months PP and no period.

.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
6th Apr '10

At 7 weeks PP I stopped bleeding completely...then at 9 weeks PP I got what I thought was my period but it only lasted a day. And then, 11 weeks PP I got what I thought was my period again but that only lasted a day as well!



Since then I have gotten nothing. I'm 6 months PP now and EBF'ing still.

Krysta. ilu Teagan 17 kids; Camrose, Alberta 716 posts
6th Apr '10

I started a regular period around 7 - 8 weeks. I breast fed for six months.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
6th Apr '10
Quoting m a r i a h:
.._______.. Peru 47222 posts
6th Apr '10
Quoting God:
Mama Rogers 2 kids; Georgia 15187 posts
6th Apr '10

It really varies greatly between women. There are many I know that got theirs shortly after their lochia stopped even though EBF. I never go mine with my son until I weaned at 13 months. I still haven't with my daughter and she is 2 1/2 months.

Brittany[♥'sEmili] 1 child; Victoria, Texas 5030 posts
6th Apr '10

I bled for almost 4 weeks, went to the dr when it was just about cleared up. everything was all good. the dr. prescribed me some BC pills that were different b/c I was breastfeeding...I had my period at about 5 weeks PP & had it just about every 2-3 weeks...then about a month ago I would have a 3-4 day period, stop for about 4-5 then start a 3-4 day period again. it was ridiculous!!! I stopped taking my pills & having sex...not I haven't seen my period in a month...its been sooooo nice not to bleed!!!! lol
I'm going back to the dr. SOON, so we will talk about the Nuva Ring & regular BC pills & see what I decide to do!

.oO(MissB)Oo. 1 child; Saskatchewan 821 posts
6th Apr '10
Quoting rosamor *T.D.C.*:
Candace518 Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Williamsburg, Kentucky 3 posts
25th Jul '10

My period didn't return with either of my children until they were weaned from breastfeeding. Every woman is different though. Are you nursing exclusively?