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When you were breastfeeding, how long was it before you started your period again? (were you still breastfeeding?)

Also, did you notice your body trying to anytime before this?

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Asked by -lovingliam- at 11:52 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Health

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  • It was 5 months with my daughter and 6 months with my son. But I didn't exclusively breast feed.

    Answer by mompam at 11:54 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 2 months, boooo!

    Answer by Candi1024 at 11:56 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I breastfed for 7-8 months and had 1 period at 3 months and then didn't have another until about a month after I stopped.

    Answer by CrazyMommy87 at 11:56 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • With my oldest it was 7 or 8 months, but I wasn't exclusively breastfeeding
    With my younger 2 it was 12-13 months.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:56 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Hahaha! When I breastfed my daughter, I never got my period - I got pregnant when she was about 8 mos! Anyway, after that baby was born, I breastfed him and got my period after about 3 months. They were both exclusively breastfed for their first year - all booby, no bottles! Hope that answer helps - but if you don't want to get pregnant, definitely use protection!

    Answer by cherlygirlie at 11:58 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • My hormones would fluctuate like CRAZY anywhere from 1 month or 4 months before my period started (I have 4 children). I am talking crazy - I had no idea they could mess with you so much. :) Worse then anything I have experienced. My period came after 6 months with the first, 4 months with the 2nd, 1 month (YES really!!!) with the third, and 9 MONTHS with the fourth. I was tandem nursing my toddler and infant with the last one and think that may be why I went longer.

    Answer by micheledo at 12:00 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I was one of the unfortunate ones who's cycle returned IMMEDIATELY following birth, despite the fact that I EBF and did not supplement (even with pumped BM).

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • did any of you have cramping and have any kind of spotting at one time but never actually start your period then?

    Comment by -lovingliam- (original poster) at 12:05 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 2 months, right after I stopped bleeding from birth :(

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 12:10 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 10 months and still no period but sometimes I do get cramping and I start thinking I am going to get my period but nothing happens.

    Answer by liss05 at 12:33 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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