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Breastfeeding and no periods?

With my son I started getting my periods when he was 3 months old and then I had two, skipped a month had another one and then I got pregnant. With my daughter I got my period when she was 3 months also, had three and I haven't had any since, and I am not pregnant. I was wondering if this was normal. I am still breastfeeding my daughter.


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Asked by JenBrainard at 10:53 AM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Health

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  • I didn't have a period the whole time I was breastfeeding..that's pretty common..

    Answer by Jan40 at 11:14 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • It is normal for your period to be irregular for up to a year after it comes back, especially if you are still breastfeeding.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:14 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • I didn't have periods while breastfeeding and didn't get pregnant

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:51 AM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Having an irregular period, especially when you're exclusively breastfeeding, is completely normal. I wouldn't worry.

    Answer by MamaChanny at 3:51 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Thank you everyone for your answers. I was just having a hard judging what was normal since I had gotten pregnant so soon after my son was born. I have a sister who always gets her period six weeks after she has a baby, so I guess almost anything is normal when you are nursing.

    Thanks again.

    I am having a great time on here.


    Answer by JenBrainard at 8:28 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

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