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Can you have a period when youre breastfeeding?

i was told you wont have a period when youre breastfeeding. i am 3 weeks post partum and i was nearly completely done having any discharge at the beginning of the week and suddenly i think its ok to do some situps and have been doing kegels and now i am bleeding like im having my period. i go to my first post drs appointment friday but its really bugging me. any ideas?

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Asked by kellynmo at 2:22 PM on Aug. 21, 2010 in Health

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  • No, you will get your period while breast feeding to be sure, and you may not have been done bleeding.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:23 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I had my period the entire time I breastfeed my son

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I have not had one yet but I know lots of people who have. How many people do you know who have a sibling less then a year older or younger? That happens a lot! But I'd be careful about situps or exercises until you talk to your doc, just in case.

    Answer by getrealmama at 2:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • yes you can still get a period when breastfeeding.

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 2:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • at 3 weeks postpartum you shouldnt be doing situps yet. you probably reopened a healed tear or injury. you should give it a full 5-6 weeks before you are doing any strenuos workouts, i would say that walking is the only thing i did before 6 weeks.

    Answer by cassie_m at 2:25 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I had my period like clock work, and I exclusively breast fed. No bottles, no pumps, no supplementing. Not all of us are so fortunate :(

    I always got my first cycle 3-5 weeks postpartum.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 2:26 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • I stopped bleeding two days after I got home and aske my OB if that was normal. She said that I should be thankful, but don't be suprised if I start bleeding again if I'm overdoing it....unfortunately I started again....obviously doing more than I should.

    Answer by CABlonde at 2:26 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by Glamourina at 2:26 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • Some people do not get a period while breastfeeding. But lots of moms do get it.

    It would seem to me that you were not finished bleeding completely and you are doing too much with the situps. relax and start your situps after you get the go ahead from your doctor.

    Congratulations on your new LO.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:26 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

  • It sounds like it is from doing situps more than a period. You are not fully healed from childbirth.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:27 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

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