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Do you tend to bleed longer when breastfeeding???

I delivered 25 days ago and am still having bleeding...Not constantly..But kind of random. I dont remember doing this with my first some 5 years ago..But i wasnt breastfeeding..

The blood goes through the ranges of colors too..Red, brown, yellowish/brown(maybe a discharge) and smells a little off....

Is this normal???


Asked by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • you shoud bleed for a shorter period of time...if the blood smells 'off' then you should tell your OB or MW...a range of colors id normal but when it gets bright red again and starts to be a bit heavier it means you are doing too much and need to rest

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 1:34 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • You are supposed to get done bleeding sooner because the breastfeeding hormone oxytocin causes the uterus to contract and stop the bleeding. It's normal to still be having some bleeding for 4 weeks or even a little longer.


    Answer by Gailll at 1:34 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • I breastfed and bleed for 5 weeks, every women is different.

    Answer by kbakeman at 1:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2010