My periods returned 4 weeks after birth! Baby was exclusively breastfeeding around the clock every 2 hours, if not before that (one and a half) and now at 7 months still have 3 to 4 night feeds and co sleep.
Nothing suppressed my cycles and nothing in this article worked for me unfortunately. We are all different I guess I'm just one of the lucky (not really) ones who get their periods returning.
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As I said in my title I have been breastfeeding exclusively since my daughter was born five months ago. Minus a couple nights out where she was fed formula. Anyways, about a month after she was born I got my period and have on time every month since.
I'm just wondering if my period is a for sure sign of fertility, because most women don't get their period right after birth.
And I just wanted clarification that if I'm breastfeeding and I have my period, can I still become pregnant??
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I just started getting my period and I'm still nursing! This upsets me so bad!
My baby is only 8 months and I am still nursing her and I just got my period! I can't believe it! I'm on all the herbal supplements you can think of, pump all the time (I work during the day) and nurse baby at night multiple times a day (she sleeps with us :) Why is this happening to me? I am so upset
Hi, my baby is 6weeks old. I just got my cycle. I have had the same occurrence with my first two children. My cycle came on the next month. Is this normal? Other women dont get theirs for months. Is there something off with my body and milk production?
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I AM ALREADY PREGNANT? I BREASTFEED EVERYNIGHT COZ I HAVE WORK AT DAYTIME.. AND MY FIRST PERIOD WAS ON MARCH 2... MY HUSBAND AND I CONTACTED BUT WE DID A WITHDRAWALS METHOD.AFTER 10 DAYS INCLUDING MY MENSTRUATION DAY.IM SO WORRIED NOW.. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME..
I have 7 months old son and last December I didn't have my period and its 9th of January now . I'm worried cause I don't being pregnant cause I'm doing breastfeeding to my son and his taking a bottle too . I hope someone could help me . Thank you.
I delivered 7 weeks ago and just started my 1st period! I couldn't believe it because I am EXCLUSIVELY breastfeeding. I now realize that I started so early because I was blessed with a wonderful baby that has been sleeping 7-8hrs a night for the last 3 weeks! I guess I am much more thankful for a baby that sleeps through the night and would take my period any time!
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I have been nursing my son for just over two years now. My menstrual cycle decided to return on the 11th of January this year, and I have been having my period since. It has not stopped. It has been three weeks now and although there is no heavy flow, I am still required to use tampons. Is this normal? So will my cycle just carry on as it is probably supposed to start again in a week or so's time? Any advice welcome. Thank you!!
Yes, I have started spotting a little. My daughter Zuri just turned 12 months. She has stopped nursing through the night. She only wakes to latch on and then she goes back to sleep. She nurses after I get off work and I still pump at least 2 times during the work day. I am not ready for my period to start!
Nursing for two months via pumping and giving it to my baby via bottle. My milk supply didn't reach more than four ounces total. i stopped pumping and i had very little milk and got my period two weeks later. Is it Possible for me to stop getting my period if i resume Pumping and nursing?
I have been breast feeding since my little man was born. He turns 2 in June. I have not had a period since I became pregnant in October 2009. Friday morning I woke up bleeding and it only lasted a day. I am breast feeding less because I. Am trying to wean him off the breast. Is this normal. One day period while still breast feeding?
I had baby boy July 2014. I am still breastfeeding him. July 2015 , I got my first period and should have gotten my 2nd one this past Sunday the 9th.
I've been having PMS for about a week. I've taken 4 pregnancy test, all said negative(the last one I took was Thursday) my husband had a vasectomy dec 2014, got checked in February , he was sterile .
I had him checked again today and no activity, nothing, this is my 3rd child and with the other 2 my cycle returned normally. I know your period can be irregular after birth, but would I still have PMS?
My son will be 3 months on the 23. My period started last month and lasted 5 days. 9 days later it returned and lasted 6 days. Here it is 7 days later and ive started bleeding again. Im still exclusively breastfeeding. He sleeps throughout the night so i guess That's why I've started them again but idky every 7-9 days. Can anyone help?
Hi all My LO is 6 months old, I got a period in 4 months pp, (ovulatory) and then another in 5 months again ovulatory, but now in 6th. Month, I m having brown spotting which is out of whack, is it normal.
Exclusivly breast feeding! No suplements no suthers, no bottles or food
Hi, i have a 4 month old girl. I just started my period 3 days ago and again shes only on the boob i sooth her with it and feed her every 2.5 hours and even at night shes on the breast ?!? Is this normal to start my period
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Hello there :). I want to share this because I'm confused.
My baby now is turning 8 months this September 8. Before then I have my menstruation on January and February. But on March I didn't have a period.
I am breastfeeding my baby up to 2 months without any bottle. In April, I have a period, then on May, no period again. And on June and July I have period and this August no period again. My baby is mix feeding.
My question. Am I pregnant? We have unprotected sex. I am not comfortable of pregnancy test, it shows negative.
Since having my son I have not received my periods.. He is now 2 years old and is still breastfeeding whenever I am around including during the night. 2 weeks ago I experienced brown spotting it lasted a few days and was very light I took two pregnancy tests and both came out negative What does the brown spotting mean?
Hi, I have been nursing my son since birth, he is now 3. I have just recently got my period back in August, and I had it for over a week, then I had got another one at the end of the month.
Now I haven't had my period again since the end of August, but I am having like a bloody cervical mucus. I noticed that before this that I had EWCM for about a week before, then this.
I had unprotected sex on the 8th of August thinking all this time I couldn't get pregnant but did my research and I was wrong!
Is this normal to just have the bloody mucus instead of a period? I'm not getting any straight answers off the internet, and I don't see my Dr for another week or so and can't stop worrying that I could possibly be pregnant.
I had already taken a pregnancy test, and it was negative. I also co-sleep with my son. he usually only nurses for a nap and at night. I hope I'm giving you all the info that's needed. Thanks
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I had my first menstruation when my baby turned 16 months but a month after my menstruation didn't arrive. I tried using pregnancy test kit but the result is negative. I'm 10 days delayed now. What is going on? Thanks
Am afraid, I had NY first and second periods regularly but now the third one is delaying. Am as well breast feeding. Pregnancy test read negative. Same with my sister, but she has been confirmed pregnant now. Could I also be pregnant too.
Thyroid condition/nursing/2 missed periods and many signs of pregnancy
I'm trying to get an opinion on whether I'm pregnant or not.
I'm breastfeeding a three month old. I had a normal period in November yet have now skipped December and January. had a bit of spotting in January. sence of smell is heightened, headaches, cravings, frequent urination,super tired, hungry more often.
My daughter is suddenly not willing to nurse yet is hungry. I started supplementing out of necessity.
Problem is my thyroid condition can have very similar symptoms. I took two pregnancy test in December that were negative. Too soon? my two previous pregnancy didn't show on a test till 6 weeks or so.pregnant or no???