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heavy menstraul cycle after breastfeeding?

I have had my first menstraul cycle since having my son 10 and 1/2 months ago. I have been breast feeding so haven't had one in a while and this one has been very painful when i never suffered from cramping before( feels like cramps I had right after labor when i nursed), and is extremly heavy thank god i have the pads from the hospital.Is this normal with breastfeeding ?

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Asked by bri1227 at 9:05 AM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Health

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  • I was breastfeeding when I started my period 5 weeks(!!) after giving birth. It was awful and i thought something was wrong due the heavy bleeding and horrible cramping. I also wasn't expecting my period so soon, esp because I was breastfeeding. I went in for my 6 week check up and the gyn confirmed it was my period. I think it is normal, but if you are worried, call the gyn.

    Answer by dawpea at 9:39 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I didn't get mine till about 13 months after giving birth and breastfeeding. It was alot heavier.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

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