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Breastfeeding and periods

I am breastfeeding my youngest and I had a couple of periods and wondering if your period can be messed up by breastfeeding and can skip some months??

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on May. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, they can be irregular or non-existent. I didn't have a period at all between my first and second children. I breastfed for 12 months and then got pregnant as soon as I began to wean him. I didn't have a period for 14 months after my second son was born. I began having one as soon as I began to wean.


    Answer by laciD at 4:51 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • Yes they can be. I didn't get mine back until my kids were about 15 months old and they were very erratic. Everything from a 22-48 day cycle for the first year after they started (I was still nursing too).

    Answer by aeneva at 5:39 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • I have had a couple regular cycles, but after those 2 there has been nothing but the occasional spotting. don't skimp on protection if you don't wan tto be pregnant though. there is no telling when you will start ovulating again.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:02 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • Does it very from child to child??

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on May. 22, 2010

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