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Do you get a period when you breastfeed?

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Asked by HomeSuccess09 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some do some don't. Even though I breastfed exclusively, I had a regular period that started just 6 weeks post partum. I have a friend, on the other hand, that breastfed for 10 months and didn't start her period until 6 months AFTER she quit breastfeeding.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:29 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I haven't yet, its been 4 months.

    Answer by Apr1l at 9:32 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I was BFing for 11 months and I never got my period! After I stopped BFing it came back!

    Answer by crazypink at 9:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • i have been breastfeeding for 22 months, and my period started at 8 months.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 9:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Some do some don't.. as another mom said.. One of my friends breastfed and got her period every month from 2 months on and the others didn't bleed until they stopped breastfeeding (they would spot but never had a full period) .. and btw not saying you don't already know this but be EXTRA careful you can still get pregnant even if you are breastfeeding and not having a period.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 10:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I didn't.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 10:31 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I haven't had a visit from aunt flow in 5y ( well in oct it will be 5). Im on my 3rd pregnancy. DS was 16m when I conceived DD, DD was 20m when I conceived DD. I assume thats when my visit would have returned... but I know other get it sooner ,it depends on how exclusive you BF (usually) but everybody s different.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I nursed my son for 9 months.I got my period when he was 6 months. That is when I significantly cut down on nursing him.

    Answer by mompam at 2:59 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

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