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How long after having a baby should you start a period?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I didn't breastfeed and I had my first period after 3 1/2 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Your body is going through all kinds of changes. Your hormones are going crazy. Everyone is different. But, I would think that you should have one at least within 2 months---I personally had one immediately after birthing that lasted for right at 2 months--then went almost 3 months before I had another.

    Answer by BooHooMommy at 7:48 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Anything goes! BF or not? If BF, it can be anywhere from say, 8 weeks, until after the child weans. FF? Not too sure but I'd say anywhere after 8 weeks.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Everyone is different. My book says to expect your period 6-7 weeks post partum and thats when I got mine. If your BFing, you might not get it for several months or until you're done BFing your baby.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 7:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I breastfeed and got mine at 6 months

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I breastfed, and bid mine farewell until 10 months.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:02 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • almost a full year, it was beautiful... I cried when I got my period again :(

    Answer by lovemybabygirl7 at 11:02 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • i didn't breastfeed, i got mine at 7 weeks PP. It was awful....way worse than any before

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 11:39 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

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