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How long after you stopped breastfeeding did you get your first regular period?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Feb. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I breastfed for 13 months but my period came back after 10

    Answer by Elijahsmommy9 at 11:27 AM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I got mine at 10, I am still breastfeeding at 14 months. My obgyn told me that because I had irregular periods to start with they would stay pretty random until a few months after weaning, then they might level out some. Right now they are still random: 2 between Oct and Dec, then none till this week, all of varying lengths.

    Answer by preacherskid at 11:45 AM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I bf'd dd for 13 months and ds is still going strong at 2 YO, both times my period came back at 11 weeks. sigh.

    Answer by gramsmom at 12:28 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I breastfed for 2 years but got my period back after 3 months (exclusively breastfeeding too).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • My period returned 13 months before weaning. It didn't become "regular" for a couple of years after weaning. Bearing in mind that for ME regular is NOT every 28 days but rather 35-40...I was getting 28 day cycles which to me was weird as all get-out.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:22 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I'd get mine back at around 12 months but breastfed all three of my sons beyond the 2 year minimum recommended by the World Health Organization.

    Answer by Gailll at 6:33 PM on Feb. 20, 2010

  • I got my period after 8 months (exclusively breasfed, then BF with solid food).. Everything has been back to 'normal'--timing, flow, cramps (ugh).

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I breastfed for 9 months then no period 2 months then got it for a week (usually its 3-4 days) now waiting...3 days late-tested but says not this normal.  Is it typical to be irregular for a while. This is #3 and with the first two I bf one 10m the other 6m and period resumed after a month and was 27-30 days...Oh yeah and varicose veins in my legs-can you have serious problems with those if you keep having babies



    Answer by klee03 at 8:33 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

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