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Breastfeeding & just got my period.....what to expect?

I am breastfeeding my 2 month old son and just got my period (a lot sooner than expected!). What kind of changes should I expect? Ex. Milk Supply, Hormones, etc. Any chance it will go away again or am I stuck until the next baby?

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Asked by EricaPotter at 7:22 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i didn't have the benefit of delayed cycles with any of mine, and i EBF (no bottles at all), it didn't affect my milk supply- though it can. just stay hydrated, and don't sweat it. i would say, they may be irregular but that its likely you'll continue to have your monthly visit from aunt flo.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:27 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • I don't think my eriod ever affected breastfeeding. With my 3rd it came back one month after I quit bleeding from the pregnancy. Ugh! Like you, it is early when breastfeeding, but other than an annoyance, it didn't affect much. Although I did end up pregnant when my daughter was 5 months old!! I'm due in 3 weeks.

    Answer by micheledo at 7:28 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Oh no, pregnant when the baby was only 5 months old. I am holding my sleeping 14 mo grandson right now. He has 4 people that take care of him. I can't imagine a baby too. I'm sure you will do fine. Congratulations!

    Periods can be irregular while you are nursing. If your baby gets sick and nurses more you may miss a period and panic thinking you are pregnant.

    Answer by Gailll at 7:36 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • my periods were less painful when i was nursing than when i wasn't. i have endometriosis (sp?), so nursing helped with that

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:41 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • i didn't notice any difference with nursing or hormones but my cycles were really long at first, so like 50 day apart periods. they got back to 30 days, but have been a couple of days shorter ever since i had my son.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 8:52 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

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