Light period 6 weeks after birth

by Manda
(Charleston, SC)

I gave birth to my daughter six weeks ago. I had a c-section so i stopped bleeding around 3 weeks ago. I am currently breastfeeding and wanted to know if its normal to have a period so soon??

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Feb 26, 2013
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early return of mensus
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Yes, it is normal, some moms have their periods come back straight after birth, others get away with years of having no period, it all depends on the individual.

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why am i havin periods

My baby is 3mos n i still breastfeed him like every 2 to 3 hours n i still have a period

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Period While Breastfeeding

by saniya
(india)

Yes the above information is very true.I am having an eight month OLD baby,I am breastfeeding.I get a period like cramping every 15-20 days and getting a reddish dark brown discharge. I get very bad mood swings too.I guess its only hormonal changes that's causing this.

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missing my period for three month

by Sudhasudha
(Chennai)

I had an 8month old daughter I feed, but I got my period after 5month of delivery but after that 3months passed I did not get my period.

Is it normal or I am pregnant but my home pregnancy kits always will be negative I don't want to get pregnant soon.
I had a doubt about this
pls say mam

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missing a few periods
by: Tracy

Hi Sudhasudha

It is possible to miss a few periods while breastfeeding. If you don't want to fall pregnant, please take precautions. Talk to your doctor about "breastfeeding friendly" options of birth control.
Here is a link too...

Breastfeeding and birth control


A pregnancy test is usually quite accurate about 4 days after a missed period.

Kind regards

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Stoped breastfeeding had one period know I'm late.

by Mary
(H west bbritsNor)

I breastfeed for 1 year. I haven't had a period the whole time.

After I stopped it was 3 weeks and my period returned. Now I'm 9 days late. The Pregnancy test is negative. Can it be hormones or can I be pregnant?

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by: Tracy

Hi

It could be both. Take another pregnancy test in a couple of days.

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Periods after delivery

Hi,

I am having low milk supply.. will periods have an effect on milk supply. It's been 4.5 months after my delivery, still, my periods is not over. Is this a problem for low milk supply. Please advise.

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May 29, 2017
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dip in supply during a period
by: Tracy

I don't understand your question. Are you saying that you have started your period and you now have a low milk supply? If so, then yes. It is common for mothers to experience a dip in milk production during that time of the month.

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Low milk supply
by: Pavithra

Hi,

Actually, my period didn't stop after my c-section until now.. Its been nearly 5 months.. 1 week I had a gap in 5 months.. My supply is also low from day 1.. pl advice..

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Not normal
by: Tracy

Hi Pavithra

That is not normal. And that is not a period. Have you seen your doctor about this?

Please see a doctor. Let me know how things go. Once this is sorted, your supply may improve. It's really important that you see someone about the bleeding.

Jun 05, 2017
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Irregular Periods
by: Pavithra

Hi Tracy,

My doctor is on vacation, in a day or two I will meet her and let u know the status.. And before pregnancy, my periods was so irregular. Will this have an impact on my milk supply while nursing.. when taken ultrasound​ scan, it was stated that one of the hormones was not producing enough..

Jun 16, 2017
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impact on supply
by: Tracy

Hi Pavithra

It could definitely have an impact on the amount of milk produced. The hormones are important, but there are things that can help. Once your doctor has given you a clear indication of what's going on, we can decide what to do to increase your milk supply. Would it be possible for you to see a lactation consultant in your area?

Jun 16, 2017
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Low milk supply
by: Anonymous

Tracy,

I consulted my doctor and she gave me tablet(Novelon) for 20 days to regulate my period. And here I didn't find any lactation consultant. Is there any way to correct this???? After every feeding ,I am supplementing formula.. My LO is not at all satisfied.. Pl help..

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Novelon contraceptive pill while breastfeeding
by: Tracy

Hi.

I'm not familiar with Novelon. I suppose it is a contraceptive pill?

Did you tell your doctor that you are breastfeeding?

Could you please send the product information of Novelon, so that I can look it up.

Also, where do you live? I could try to find someone who can help you in your area.

Jun 16, 2017
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Low milk supply
by: Anonymous

Hi,

As u said, Novelon is a contraceptive pill which contains Desogestrel - 0.15mg and Ethinylestradiol - 0.03mg.

Yes, I have informed my doctor that I am breastfeeding..

I live in Coimbatore,India.


Jun 19, 2017
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birth control and increasing supply
by: Tracy

The best advice I can give is to use the smallest dose and to use the pill with caution, especially Novelon because it contains the hormone estrogen which might lower your milk supply even more.

Here is a page I wrote about safe birth control pills to take whilst breastfeeding. Maybe you could talk to your doctor about alternative options that would help with your specific issues but not hamper your breastfeeding relationship. This page should help...

Breastfeeding-and-birth-control




You could also try power pumping for a while...

Power-pumping



Other pages to read about increasing milk supply...

Low-milk-supply-tips.



Lactogenic-foods.



Galactagogues.



Breast-massage.



Mothers-milk-tea.



Herbs-and-breastfeeding.



Nursing-vacation.


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Mama's milk tea
by: Anonymous

Hi,

Thanks for advice.. I ll consult my doctor regarding this..

And I have got this mama's milk tea
https://www.bulkherbstore.com/mama-s-milk-tea-organic-1-2-lb

from bulk herb store.. Is it safe to use this while taking the pill Novelon???

Jun 20, 2017
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herbal tea
by: Tracy

Hi

Yes should be fine, but like with anything you should keep an eye on your baby for any irritability.

You could also make your own tea (its much cheaper) Here is my recipe:

Herbal mix to increase supply

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Late period while breastfeeding

Hi everyone, I had my baby boy seven months ago. I was exclusively breastfeeding until he started eating solids at six months.

My period returned last month June 2nd. I haven't gotten my period this month and took a pregnancy test on Monday June 3rd and had a negative result. I've been having cramps for the last six days. Could I be pregnant?

Could I have gotten a false negative?

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The bong is real!

I breastfed my now 5 year old for 14 months. I didn't get my first period until 6 months after I stopped. Personally, I thought this was great. I now have an 11 month old, which I recently started bottle feeding during the day and breastfeeding before bed and once at night. I've been experiencing cramping and spotting. This article confirms my suspicions that my period should be coming soon.

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