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Do you have a period while you're breastfeeding?

i'm due may 11th and i really want to breastfeed
i'm wondering if you have a period during that or does it come back after you're done breastfeeding?
and what are some birth control methods i can be on while breastfeeding?


Asked by xLeeAnnex at 2:31 PM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • I have a 6 month old and am currently breastfeeding, I started my period at 4 months, it is lighter than before though and doesn't last as long. My milk supply does go down for that week also. But for my first child I went 9 months without. It depends alot on how exclusively you breastfeed i think. also, just a note, you can get preggo while breastfeeding!! :)

    Answer by gardenmommy2 at 3:03 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Some women do and some women don't.

    Answer by Renee3K at 2:33 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • My period returned at around 5 months. I wasn't exclusively breastfeeding.

    Answer by mompam at 2:34 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I've been exclusivley breastfeeding for 6 months..still havent had a period.I am using an IUD for birth control.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:35 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • my daughter turned 9 months yesterday and i still havent had a period

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 2:36 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i had them while i brest feed. mine started at two months and i had a very low milk supply for that week

    Answer by mflint at 2:42 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I don't get mine back until around 18 months. It's one of my major perks.

    Answer by carlye828 at 3:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • My period returned the same week I stopped BF my DS at 9 months. DD is 2 1/2 months and this time I'm on BC I spotted when I first started them, but nothing since.

    Answer by yesmaam at 3:39 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • With my first daughter i didnt get my period til she was 1 and i use to take the pill.with my last daughter shes 6 months i don't take any bc right now and I still havnt got my period.

    Answer by myliljs at 3:43 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • My first I breastfed I didnt get it til she was 5 months but Nick, Vanessa & Tori it came back like 6 wks later.

    Answer by sweetsinglemama at 3:45 PM on Mar. 29, 2011