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no period while breastfeeding..normal? Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
11th Oct '12

Anyone else not get their period while breastfeeding?



I had bleeding for about 4 weeks after LO was born then it stopped. Got my 'period' at 6weeks pp around Aug. 1st and haven't had it again since. I've taken about a half dozen pregnancy tests (even though we've been careful) and all have been negative.



I am EBF and co-sleep so LO nurses off and on during the night, could this be why I'm not getting it? I'm not complaining lol just wondering if this is normal?

Sunset dream (boy); 1 child; Florida 1292 posts
11th Oct '12

Very normal, I didn't get a period til 10 months PP.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
11th Oct '12

with my first I ebf'd for 6mnths and never got my pd after the pp bleeding. with my 2nd I ebf'd for 4mnths and same thing no period after the pp bleeding. once I stopped bfing and it all dried up I got my pd.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
11th Oct '12

Very normal. I didn't get my period back until 8 months pp, and even then it wasn't regular until closer to a year.

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2605 posts
status 11th Oct '12

I didn't get a period til my daughter was 13 months old. It is very normal.

Hannah & Emma's Mommy 18 kids; Georgia 3340 posts
11th Oct '12

It's normal.

Trace1886 Due March 6; 66 kids; 5 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 555 posts
11th Oct '12

normal. I was breastfeeding and didnt have a" period" until I found out in same week i was pregnant and then started miscarrying. Havent had a period since but yet again im knocked up again lol

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
11th Oct '12

Ahh I'm so happy it's normal lol I've been all freaked out about it. Does that mean I can't get pregnant right now? Not that we'll stop being careful about it just curious how that works

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
11th Oct '12
Quoting Trace1886:" normal. I was breastfeeding and didnt have a" period" until I found out in same week i was pregnant and then started miscarrying. Havent had a period since but yet again im knocked up again lol"


lol well that answers my second question

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Oct '12
Quoting Rhia Leigh:" Ahh I'm so happy it's normal lol I've been all freaked out about it. Does that mean I can't get pregnant right now? Not that we'll stop being careful about it just curious how that works"

While BFing usually delays the onset of your period there is no telling when it will actually come back. I have know plenty of women who just relied on BFing as their BC and ended up pregnant the first time they ovulated so they never actually had their period.

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
11th Oct '12

nope you can get preggo again even ebfing didn't your dr. ask you about BC or maybe you didn't have your pp check up yet.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
11th Oct '12

Yep, I still don't have a period lol.

Trace1886 Due March 6; 66 kids; 5 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 555 posts
11th Oct '12
Quoting Rhia Leigh:" Ahh I'm so happy it's normal lol I've been all freaked out about it. Does that mean I can't get pregnant right now? Not that we'll stop being careful about it just curious how that works"


granted a friend of mine breastfed and didnt use anything. They went 14 months before they got pregnant and that was when she started weaning

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
11th Oct '12
Quoting DifferentDay:" nope you can get preggo again even ebfing didn't your dr. ask you about BC or maybe you didn't have your pp check up yet."


They did but I don't want to be on bc, I've tried everything under the sun and had nothing but bad reactions so we just use condoms instead. Just was curious whether it was still possible lol was hoping no period meant a little added security

Rhia Leigh 33 kids; Massachusetts 1312 posts
11th Oct '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" While BFing usually delays the onset of your period there is no telling when it will actually come back. ... [snip!] ... just relied on BFing as their BC and ended up pregnant the first time they ovulated so they never actually had their period. "


yeah definitely won't be relying on that I am so not ready for another one yet