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for breastfed moms.....periods?

i just weaned my 16month old about 2weeks ago and i have been on the depo shot,, my question is i have been spoting on and off for the last 3days and have had bad stomauch pains for the last 3months but it hasnt been hurting as much since i have been spoting. is this normal?how long after u have weaned did u get ur period back?

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Asked by angelairelan at 3:43 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It's not normal to go that long without a period with breastfeeding. The depo shot can cause problems with periods.

    Answer by Gailll at 3:48 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I'm still breastfeeding, over 18 months now, but my period came back at around 12 months.

    Answer by Blueliner at 3:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I've been breastfeeding for 23 months, and my period came back after only 5 months. (Very disappointing!) When my period came back, it came back like a normal period (heavy, lasting about 7 days, about the way it always was before). I'd say your spotting and pain has more to do with the depo shot. You might want to take a home preg test, because 3 months of pain doesn't sound right.

    Answer by ratviolin at 4:06 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • i took one at my last doc app.when they gave me my last shot and did my pap smear

    Answer by angelairelan at 5:50 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Never.....I got my IUD at my 6 week appointment and I spotted on and off for a while but after I stopped BF I never got a period.

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 5:58 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • The stomach pains sound unusual (not bad, just different). I doubt that's breastfeeding related. If they've gone away, I wouldn't stress about them. I got my period back at 13 months. I know women who have gone 2.5 years. You are within the range of normal.

    Answer by apexmommy at 6:03 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • My DD still nurses at 23 mos. I got my period back 17 mos post partum (on my vacation in Puerto Rico, wouldn't you know!). I bled heavily for 3 out of 5 weeks, had my birth control removed, then my bleeding stopped and I resumed normal periods after that.. Since then, my period has been light--all but my most recent period, which was heavier than it was, but still normal.

    Answer by epoh at 7:30 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I didn't get an actual period for 6 months after stopping BFing. But my hormones were all messed up - I still made milk for 3 months after stopping, so I might not be the best example.

    Answer by Iskkra at 8:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I been on the depo shot and bf for 8 mts and i havent had a period. the depo shot can either stop your period completely, make you spot, or make you bleed heavy.

    Answer by piwife at 10:14 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I weaned my son with 18 1/2 month and got my period back 19 month pp and was not on birth control.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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