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To breast feeding mothers: When did your period return after giving birth?

I think I just got mine but it's earlier than I thought it would be. My son is 5 1/2 months old and exclusivly breast fed. Does this sound early? I thought it wouldn't return until I started solids at least or until he was sleeping though the night. Or could I just be spotting?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's different for every woman. I got mine back at 10 months.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 10:52 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • mine started at 4 months and I nursed EXCLUSIVELY every 2 hours the entire time. I think it depends on each person.

    Answer by Artillwife01 at 10:52 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • I don't think it's too early, it's just when your body decided to give it back. It might hang around for quite awhile, or not come back for months...let's hope for the latter, right?

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 11:06 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • I stopped breastfeeding at 2 1/2 months, and she is now 4 months and I still haven't gotten my period. I just had an IUD put in last Thursday so I'm sure that will change soon now though.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • my son is breast fed, he's 4 months old, and I just got my first period two weeks ago.... granted i also have mirena, so it was lighter but a day longer than my normal 4 days

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 11:39 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • You could just be spotting, but its different for each woman. I breastfed 13 months and started mine after 11 months, when she was weaned down to only a few feedings a day. My aunt on the other hand breastfed 12 months and started hers at 8 months.

    Answer by KlieneMutter at 11:58 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • 10 months for me.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 2:26 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • I had this weird short period at about 3 months out. It lasted around 4 days, where I normally go 7. I never had anything else until the dozy at 15 months out. I will never forget those cramps. HOLY PERIOD!!


    Answer by mama_l at 7:09 AM on Nov. 14, 2008


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

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