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A question for the breastfeeding mommas!

Just wondering when you started your period after having your baby?

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LadyofIvory

Asked by LadyofIvory at 1:41 AM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • when he was 5mos
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 2:17 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • It can vary between women. Some women feed their babies every hour and still get it back at 57 days postpartum (earliest time you can get your period back after giving birth). That doesn't mean that they ovulated though or that their period will be regular. Depending on how much your baby nurses, your period could really vary. It's totally normal to get a period at 8 weeks post partum then get one months or even years later. That's why it's not a good idea to use breastfeeding as your only form of contraception even if you follow all the "rules" for it (baby going no longer than 4 hours between feedings around the clock, no bottles, no pacifiers). You could have a period but not be ovulating, or your ovulation could randomly come back.

    For myself, mine came back at 8 weeks and was light. Didn't have one the next month, then had a heavy one the month after that. DD is only 4 months old so we shall see how it goes.
    NinjaMomma

    Answer by NinjaMomma at 2:47 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • With my first - 6 months
    With my second - 5 months
    With my third - one month
    With my fourth - 9 months!!
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 6:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 15 months
    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 9:02 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • NinjaMomma, I have never heard that the earliest is 57 days. Why is that?? I had a period right before my 6 week dr appointment and the doctor also said it was most likely a period. I had all the hormonal stuff, the period cramps, bloated, everything was like my normal periods. Just curious about the info you may have! Thanks!
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 9:47 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 12 or 13 months
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 5 months after giving birth.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 10:24 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • DS is 5 months, and I have only had one period (a month after I gave birth).
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 11:52 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • 18 months both times
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:41 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I started mine the day before my 6 week checkup.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:00 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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