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Breastfeeding & Periods?

I asked this ? earlier this morning but got no responses. My dd's 7 mo now, breastfeeding still & I can't figure out if these periods are normal. I started my period this morning, I stopped on the 10th after bleeding for 5 days (closest to how my periods were before I got prego). Same thing happened in Sept, started on 11th ended on 16th, started on 24th, ended 28th, started Oct 9 ended 13th then nothing till Dec. I'm taking progesterone bc by mouth. What's going on? Oh yea & my cramps are progressively getting worse, though I had HORRIBLE cramps before baby. Is this normal? I know it takes a while after you have a kid for your system to level out but really?


Asked by Nyx7 at 1:14 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • Sounds pretty normal to me, especially if you are taking BCPs. The BCPs can cause irregular spotting and bleeding between periods. Make sure you take them EXACTLY at the same time EVERY SINGLE DAY, because the progestin only BCPs are NOT effective if you don't.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:22 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • i breastfed both of my boys until they were about 7 1/2 months and my period didnt get regular until after i stopped breastfeeding. And yeah my cramps got a lot worse after i had them and they havent got any better. You might want to call you r obs office and talk to a nurse just to make sure and if something is not normal to them they will have you come in. Better to be safe than sorry, i called mine ALL the time after my first, but hey thats what they are there for right! :) Merry Christmas

    Answer by Amanda7891 at 1:24 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • Thanks ladies!!!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 2:33 PM on Dec. 22, 2009