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Breastfeeding & periods Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
30th Sep '12

Okay so this is NOT for me but for one of my best girlfriends.



She is 9 weeks post pardum. Saw her OB at 6 weeks & they checked her & said their was zero sign of blood. She EBF's her son, has never used formula, etc.



Now, when you EBF, doesn't this normally mean that you DO NOT have a period during this time?????? She texted me today & asked me if she should call her OB because she started spotting 2 days ago. Wiped, went away. Then today she said that she woke up & there was blood. She put on a pad but it wasn't enough to call it a "period" just enough to where she needed to use something so it didn't get on her undies. She's freaked out, especially since she's always heard what I heard, that you don't get a period while you EBF. And since her OB said there was no sign of blood coming, etc.



Soooo... what do you think it is? Period? Should she call her OB? I told her I'd post on here because you ladies know more about all of this than I do, as I never EBF or went that long without a period!



Thanks :)

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
30th Sep '12

Most women don't get their period while breastfeeding.. Some do.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
30th Sep '12

I resumed regular cycles at 6 weeks PP.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
30th Sep '12

Some women don't get their period while BF'ing but some do, I doubt it's anything for her to worry about.

Nevaeh's mommy :) 1 child; Brandon, Florida 981 posts
30th Sep '12

i EFB and started mine at 6 weeks then didnt get another one till i was 5 months PP everyone is diff

kaaw 2 kids; Bloomington, MN, United States 10192 posts
30th Sep '12

you still can have periods when EBF'ing. it can just change their frequency and duration. sometimes you go a long time without having one. but, no, EBF does not mean no periods the whole time.

Landon's Mommy *+2* Due October 20; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cincinnati, Ohio 14943 posts
30th Sep '12

She EBF her oldest for the first 3 months or so (I think) & she said she never got a period with him. So I think that is why she is worried. I told her I have noooo idea lol

Nussie 2 kids; California 2211 posts
30th Sep '12

I ebf. I started my period at 4 months pp

Porcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2088 posts
30th Sep '12

I EBF and had a period 6 weeks PP, its been regular ever since, and I still BF.

Trace1886 Due March 6; 66 kids; 5 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 555 posts
30th Sep '12

When i breastfed and pumped ds i didnt have a period but found out i was pregnant 4months pp. Had a early miscarriage and that same month got pregnant with this pregnancy. Now my friend ebf and has had a light period since 8 weeks pp every month like clockwork

Levi and Brooklyn's Mommy 2 kids; Alabama 4531 posts
30th Sep '12

Got mine back at 2 months pp and ever since dd is 7 months and bf and she hasn't had any formula

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
30th Sep '12
Quoting Landon's Mommy *30wks*:" Okay so this is NOT for me but for one of my best girlfriends. She is 9 weeks post pardum. Saw her OB ... [snip!] ... here because you ladies know more about all of this than I do, as I never EBF or went that long without a period! Thanks :)"


I got a period at 7 weeks postpartum and another at 9 weeks. I was pissed thinking it came back that early, lol. But now I'm 7 months postpartum and haven't had another one.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
30th Sep '12
Quoting Landon's Mommy *30wks*:" She EBF her oldest for the first 3 months or so (I think) & she said she never got a period with him. So I think that is why she is worried. I told her I have noooo idea lol"


It's like pregnancies, every time is going to be different.

~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8829 posts
30th Sep '12

I EBF both my babies, first one was for 6 months, second one was for 4 months. Both time I bled for 6 weeks straight after the birth, and then resumed my regular cycle. It sucked.... I wanted to be one of those people who don't get their period at all while EFB

Alyvia's Mom + 1 Due August 24; 1 child; 3 angel babies; New York 1325 posts
30th Sep '12

All depends on the person but it's normal to bleed or not to bleed while EBF.. Thank god I'm a lucky one been 5+ months still no period!