Heavy, long period

by Amanda
(Georgia)

My baby is 15 months old now and is still Brest fed. I started my period last month, and it was very short(1.5 days).

I am now on my second period, and it has been incredibly heavy. I'm going through a super tampon every two hours for TEN days now, and there is no sign of letting up!!!!

Cramping the whole time, too! When should I start worrying about the amount of blood loss! I hate this! I also do not have insurance and cannot just get a checkup whenever I want.

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Apr 02, 2014
my experience
by: May

Hi

It is normal for your body to go through that, it is leveling itself out again. I, myself, had the same issues when I first started getting my periods again. I had terrible cramps, more blood than usual and longer bleeding periods. It was like this for about six months after I started my period. Now everything has gone back to normal again. I would give it some time.

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irregular period question

by violet
(south africa)

I'm breastfeeding all the time.

When my son was eight months my period returned, but on January the beginning I have them even the ending month I had them on the ending of Feb I got them they end on 04/03/14, now is 01/04/14, I Never saw them. Is this normal?

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Apr 01, 2014
menstruation and breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

Hi, yes, it is very typical. Your hormones are entirely different and are fluctuating while breastfeeding, this is why some moms skip months or have only light spotting on some months.

Even though it is normal, and there is nothing to worry about, as women, we do still need to look after ourselves and get to a gyne every few months to make sure that everything internal is running smoothly.

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Period problems!

by Sara
(Fort Scott, KS, UNITED STATES)

Hi, my daughter is five months old, and I would breastfeed her regularly.

I did that for about three months, but because of school, I nurse her only once a day. At the beginning of August, I got on the hormone BC called Paragard.

I had a period right before that. It's now been over a month, and I haven't had another period - do you think this is associated with my breastfeeding or am I probably pregnant? Please help I'm very confused!

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Sep 30, 2013
Irregular periods
by: Lyssa

It has long been told that as long as you are exclusively breastfeeding your baby, you cannot get pregnant; this is an inaccurate statement. While high prolactin levels (the hormone that is in charge of milk production) can inhibit fertility, you can ovulate before you have a period and still get pregnant.

High prolactin levels can also throw off the body's "regular" cycle. Some days your baby may nurse more than others, and this can change your prolactin levels. This change can lead to irregular periods.

Your periods should regulate once your baby decides to wean, and this by itself is not usually a medical concern.

If you are concerned about pregnancy, I would suggest getting a home pregnancy test (a pee test) or contacting your doctor for a blood test.

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period and breastfeeding

by dorah
(pretoria)

Hi! I'm a new mom; my baby is now eight months old, I still breastfeed her.

I started to see my first period when she was five months old. It was at December, January and February 28th until 4th of March.

I even saw my period until this date. But I do feel little period pain, is it normal, or am I pregnant?

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