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Is it normal not to have a period while breastfeeding?

I had my son 9 days ago. I had normal bleeding. And it stopped on sunday. Did this happen to you?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Health

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  • yes very normal. most woman wont get a period the whole time they bf while otehrs will get a regular cycle while bf

    Answer by piwife at 1:56 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Yep it either goes one way or the other. So don't worry. It's fine.

    Answer by mommatomanyy at 1:57 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I have a friend that breastfed for 10 months and she never once had a period until 6 months AFTER she more than a year without a period.

    I also breastfed, but had regular periods the entire time. My first period was just 6 weeks postpartum. I also wound up pregnant again too.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Do not consider breastfeeding to be an effective form of birthcontrol...

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

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