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Im breast feeding... When will I get my period or will I ever?

I am breast feeding and am 8 weeks PP. I was told that I wont get it until I stop... Is that true?

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Asked by motherofpearl3 at 6:24 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in Health

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  • It's possible, but it varies according to the individual woman. Mine came back right away.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 6:28 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I bf both of my kids. I got my period back when they were both around 6 months old. I continued to nurse well past a year old. A friend of mine nursed over a year and did not get her's back until she weaned. It all depends on you and how much you are nursing.....just remember, just because you are not having a period does NOT mean you aren't ovulating. You can still get pregnant when nursing without a period yet.

    Answer by Carajust at 6:29 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • I didn't get my period until after I stopped breastfeeding completely. I did have to pump a little with my first son, and when I did that, I did have some spotting, but nothing major.

    Answer by HopetheKitty at 6:30 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Mines didn't start until I stopped breastfeeding. And I stopped a few months before he turned 2. Came immediately afterwards though.

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 6:46 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • It's different for everyone. Some women are lucky to not get it at all while they are breastfeeding, while others cycle regularly from the beginning. I got mine back when my oldest was 5 months old and when my youngest was 3 months old.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:59 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • its different for everyone! but ive been bfing for 6 months now and the mean mother nature is just now coming back! buts its weird im just spotting so im not sure it counts but im not complaining my period can be gone until im done bfing! but remember u can still get pregnant! im sure u have heard that 100 times but yeah! good luck hope u are lucky and its gone until u are done!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 7:20 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • You might not get it until you stop breastfeeding, or you could get it at any time before then. I got my period back about 5 weeks post partum. There's really no way to tell because it varies person to person.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 9:57 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Everyone is different. I didn't get mine until after I stopped breast feeding. Other moms get it sooner.

    Answer by KendraR at 10:21 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

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