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ebf up until 2weeks ago and on depo for a yr..could this be a period?

i just weaned my 16month old 2 weeks ago i ebf, am on the depo,but i have been spoting here and there. i havent had any period of spoting or anything since i had her.could it be possible to get it,i was on depo befor and never had the crazy thing is my stoumach had been hurting for 3months non stop and then it doesnt hurt so much.

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Asked by angelairelan at 9:05 AM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Are you saying you haven't had a period since your child was born and she is 16 months old? It's not normal to go without a period for 16 months just from breastfeeding. What do you mean by ebf, extended or exclusive. If you ment extended, 16 months isn't really extended since the World Health Organization recommends all children be breastfed at least 2 years. If you meant exclusive, I hope you were giving a 16 month old food. Exclusive means breastmilk only, nothing else.

    What has the doctor said about your stomach hurting for so long? You can have irregular periods or spotting on depo provera.

    Answer by Gailll at 9:23 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • im sorry i meant she has never had any formula,so i fed on demand.yes i havent had any periods since she was born.

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:39 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • You are supposed to have periods on depo provera. If your stomach problem comes back you should get it checked out. It could be something dangerous. Sometimes women with young children can have problems with their gall bladder and if it ruptures it's an emergency situation and the surgery is much worse and requires a hospital stay. The are other things it could be.

    Answer by Gailll at 10:14 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • NO, it is NOT abnormal to not have a period for 16 months while breastfeeding. I know many women who have gone that long. I went 13 months with this one. Especially if they are nursing overnight. It might be unusual, but a 16 month old being breastfed isn't typical, either.

    This is probably within the range of normal. You can double check with your gyno, but anyone who knows anything about breastfeeding will tell you that, especially if night nursing, periods and fertility can take a while to come back.

    Answer by apexmommy at 10:51 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

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