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Question for all those who exclusively breastfeed!!??

my baby will be 4 weeks tomorrow and i have only breastfeed her. She is gaining weight and nursing like a pig! Yesterday i started having light cramps and bright red bleeding but it was light. before i was only having brown spotting on occasion. Have i already started my period? With my last daugher i didnt get a period for 9 months!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • not not period. i didnt get a period untill i stopped breastfeed at 4 1/2 months....call your obgyn.
    sandraberke

    Answer by sandraberke at 3:46 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • it's normal. Could be period or just contractions still from feeding. It happens... :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • At four weeks it's probably still postpartum bleeding. But your period can return at ANY time. I would check in with your doc.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:46 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • i agree with the other answers... as far as contacting your obgyn. the cramping is normal especially at only 4 weeks, your uterus is probably just trying to get back into shape. also, all pregnancies are different, including post-partums... so just because you were lucky enough to go 9 months without a cycle with your first one, it might be different this time around. hope everything goes well.
    1st_time_mom23

    Answer by 1st_time_mom23 at 4:02 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • It could still be lochia, or it could be your period. I wouldn't be concerned.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:09 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I breastfed exclusively for 7 months and had my period every 28 days since delievery. Now that I"m weaning/supplimenting my period still comes every 28 days. That that however you want. Besides you go back to the doc in 2 weeks for your 6 week checkup, ask he/she what they think.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I had my period at 4 weeks. I had just stopped bleeding and then BAM, first period. Then I had the next period 28 days later and so on and so on... And I'm exclusively BFing.
    greenforcarter

    Answer by greenforcarter at 5:23 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I would say it's probably still postpartum bleeding, particularly if you've been pushing yourself more physically over the last few days or so.  Continue to take it easy for awhile--your body needs time to heal!

    EmeraldsMommy

    Answer by EmeraldsMommy at 6:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • I also exclusively breastfeed my 4 month old and at 4 weeks I got my period. I haven't had one since...totally normal.
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 6:08 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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