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If you bottle-feed - when did your period return?

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CitygirlbytheC Fri 14-Feb-14 20:44:14

I only breastfed for 10 days before switching to bottle-feeding. DD is now almost 10 weeks old and I presumed they would have returned by now. When did yours return?

Shellywelly1973 Sat 15-Feb-14 20:49:24

4/5 weeks...sadly!

SecretRed Sat 15-Feb-14 20:54:02

Around 8 weeks

belleface Sun 16-Feb-14 19:26:23

can't remember exactly, think was about 8 weeks. but i don't think there's any rules! if you're worried, maybe check with doc or HV?

Zara8 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:13:35

2 weeks after lochia stopped, so at about 8 weeks after birth.

Much to my embarassment when I went to GP worried that I had started bleeding again... and he pointed out gently that it was probably my period blush blush blush

MaxsMummy2012 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:40:56

4 months but I have PCOS

elQuintoConyo Sun 16-Feb-14 21:42:05

Bled for 4 weeks after the birth, one month off, then normal periods resumed.

fuckwittery Sun 16-Feb-14 21:44:00

About 9 weeks.

CitygirlbytheC Mon 17-Feb-14 21:12:19

Hmm so it should be soon then, I wonder where it can be!

Chunderella Tue 18-Feb-14 22:01:53

Not quite sure, my lochea stopped about 4 weeks for a few days, then a little bleed about 6 weeks, then another little bleed about 10 weeks. GP thought the little 6 week bleed was probably period, but couldn't be certain as my lochea had been somewhat on and off before that. However I only did colostrum. If you breastfed for 10 days, I suppose you would have been producing some milk for about a fortnight, so perhaps that makes a difference. Also it's not really a question of 'should'- some people's periods come back earlier than others regardless of how they feed.

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