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BFing and irregular bleeding (lots of tmi, good stuff)

I've been BFing for 29 months. After DD I had very regular cycles starting at 8 weeks postpartum. After DS, however, I bled for days and when my period came back at 8 weeks pp they came back different. The flow is different, the duration is different, and now I seem to be bleeding in between. DS is now 5 months. I'm on day 14 of my cycle and watery blood has appeared. Weird. I have never been one to bleed right before ovulation.
My OB said that this is normal.
I'm not convinced.
Someone tell me they have expereinced the same thing.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Health

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  • Are you on the minipill? This is known to happen with it. Irregular cycles ARE indeed regular while nursing, though.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:05 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • OMGoodness I had the same problem! I was BFing and on the minipill.. now my periods were NEVER normal.. I went on BC when I was 14 because I would have my period for a month straight and 2 weeks later get it again(for a month straight!) While I was BFing and on minipill I would be on my period for a week then off then on then nothing for months! I do think this is quite normal.. either that or we are both freaks of nature :) I can deal with that

    Answer by alinker at 6:49 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • op: no hormonal bc at all

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

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