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Is it true I wont have a cycle while breastfeeding?

It has been 6 weeks since my son was born. Other than the eternal bleeding right after his birth that lasted forever,when does my regular cycle begin or does it?

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Chell07

Asked by Chell07 at 5:44 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Health

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  • it varies person to person....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • It varies, some women do not get their period back until they stop breastfeeding. Personally I got my period back when my daughter was about 6 months old, which was around the time we introduced cereal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • it depends some people do some people dont. I did it took about 3 months to get regular.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I got mine back with my first when he was eight weeks old and I was breastfeeding and nothing else (no supplementing with formula). My mom on the other hand didn't have a period the entire time she breastfeed her kids. She sometimes went years in between periods because she would get pregnant while BFing.
    AnnaMac

    Answer by AnnaMac at 5:49 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I got mine around 6 months with both of my kids. Be careful though because when you are breastfeeding you can ovulate and not bleed. So you will be ovulating but not get your period so you can very easily get pregnant.
    Carajust

    Answer by Carajust at 5:49 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I did not get mine back until all mine were aver 16 months, but it varies from person to person. Doctor always told me that I wasn't ovulating so hubby and would play without protection. I never got prego when I hadn't started yet, but as soon as I started I got prego right after with the next one.
    cherbear3317

    Answer by cherbear3317 at 7:43 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

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