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No period for 6 weeks while breastfeeding, but test shows negative for pregancy? adult content

WHAT is going on? I use condoms, i had my DD 4 months ago and have had 2 periods right on schedule since then. The test shows negative but that was last week. we use condoms religiously. I plan on buying another test in the morning but i have a feeling it will show negative. What else could it be? I have an ob/gyn appt on wed but thats a while aways when ur


Asked by shortycmlb at 1:44 AM on Jan. 23, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I would keep using protection, and I would take another test and meet with your ob. But, at the same time, as the pp's have said, nursing can make your period really messed up.

    I nursed our ds, and we used condoms - all the time, every time. I got pg with our dd when our ds was 6 mos old - and I had not re-started my period! (My OB laughed and said with those odds I should go to Vegas...) After my dd was born, I nursed her as well, and didn't get my period until she was about a yr old.

    So, take another test tomorrow and see your Dr, but try not to stress, because there's a good chance you're not pg :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 2:14 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Breastfeeding can suppress your period. Don't expect them to be regular and back on track until you've quit completely. Some women dot have a period the whole time. Others, like me, get it back 4 weeks PP. But the hormones associated with breastfeedig can keep them from being regular.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:51 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I agree I wouldn't worry about it too much until you've stopped feeding, I didn't get mine back until a few weeks after I stopped.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 1:54 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Normal don't worry happened to me went almost a year!

    Answer by heartsicksiren at 2:42 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I agree with the other ladies....Keep using protection, though! A lot of women have irregular periods when they're breastfeeding or following birth.

    Answer by the_kimmers at 1:58 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Breastfeeding causes hormonal changes in your body and usually you have no period for awhile, the whole time, or irregular periods. :-)

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:58 AM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • After my second baby my periods returned as normal for the first couple of months, then they got weird. The time between my periods would vary each cycle. They ranged anywhere from 28 days to 50 days between periods.

    If you get a negative test, then don't worry. Good luck.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:18 AM on Jan. 23, 2011