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Is there anyway to avoid getting my period after baby comes? I mean I know breastfeeding which I DO exclusivly...

I exclusivly breastfed both my babies from the start and I STILL started my period back the next month!!!

What gives!? It would be nice to not have it! Get an extra bonus for me...

Any ideas?


Asked by mom2twobabes at 7:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I dont know. There are some ladies in my baby group who still haven't gotten it back! I feed every 2 hours 24 hours a day, all night everything, got it back in 2 months. I have no idea what gives but wish I had made it into the club that still doesn't have it a year later :(

    Answer by lasombrs at 9:37 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Get a hysterectomy done.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 7:30 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • A lot of women dont get it when they breastfed. When I had my first two I was excited to go even longer without it!!!

    But then it showed up unexpectedly.

    Not a big deal, just nice to not have to worry about it or cramp with a new baby!!

    Comment by mom2twobabes (original poster) at 7:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My cycle returned relatively quickly following my oldest two, by like 3 months postpartum after my first and before my 6 week postpartum visit with my second. My youngest however is 6 months old and no sign of my cycle returning. There are a few things I've done differently this time around, I've not used a pump at all, I've co-slept, and I've been baby wearing. I also feed on demand, as I did with my other two.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 7:49 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I did all of that except for the baby wearing.

    Comment by mom2twobabes (original poster) at 7:50 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I had the mirena birth control put in 6 weeks after I gave birth and I haven't had one since, that was over 2 years ago

    Answer by Liz132 at 8:01 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I got mine back 5 weeks after giving birth. Then I got the Mirena about 2.5 months later, and lost my milk (because of it) by the time she was three months old. I didn't get a period, though, until she was 9 months. I got it back the week I had the piece of crap taken out.

    That's the only thing I can think of, but I DO NOT recommend ANY kind of hormonal birth control to a woman who wants to breastfeed. "They" say it won't effect your supply, but I've known and known of a lot of women who did lose their milk after getting the Mirena, and most had a ton of other problems while they had it. I don't recommend it to anyone, even if they aren't going to breastfeed.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:25 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My period came back within a month, and I was a baby-wearing, EBFing mama. Some of us are just built to have a period right away. Sucks, but that's nature.

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:15 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • What's the deal? You go 9 months without it.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2010