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Does BFing delay your period?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on May. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It can...a lot of women say that it does. But not me. I got my first period not long after my first 6 weeks postpartum was past.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Oh yes it can. Breastfeeding women get their period on average 8 weeks later then non breastfeeding women postpartum. At least I think it is 8 weeks later.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:09 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • Yes, it usually does, although when I was BFing my DS I got my period back when he was 3mo old, with my daughter, 3.5mo. But people who BF usually get their periods back later than FF moms get theirs.

    Answer by Paesana82 at 5:09 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • If you are exclusivly breastfeeding. I have been breastfeedin my son for 14 months and am now pregnant and I never had a period inbetween.

    Answer by LucasMama08 at 5:09 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • it can. but not for everyone. my son is 10 months and still no period.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 5:29 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • I was exclusively breastfeeding and started my period 4 weeks after giving birth. Same w/ my mom. It's different for everyone

    Answer by coffeemom86 at 5:33 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • I didn't get my period until my son was about a year. He's 21 months now and still not regular.


    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:36 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • For some, yes. My son will be nine months on Monday, and I haven't had a period yet (exclusively breastfeeding).

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 5:43 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • I was breastfeeding and didn't get my period back until my son was 8 months old.

    Answer by CamilleMomma at 5:54 PM on May. 20, 2009

  • wow that is a LONG time to be that healthy??

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on May. 20, 2009

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