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Breast feeding and Periods

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oliviap100 Fri 22-Aug-14 11:37:59


Well ... I have a 13 week old baby, exclusively BF and this morning I have had a bit of what looks like my period starting and feeling a bit of period pain. With my first baby my periods didn't return until I had started weaning at 6months.

Is this normal? Or is my milk drying up? Baby is feeding every 3-4 hours and settling well afterwards ... Plenty of nappies etc!

Ladies, please reassure me that this is normal smile

Thanks x

tiktok Fri 22-Aug-14 12:15:39

No reason why it should not be normal - feeds every 3-4 hours could easily allow periods, though there is a wide variation among women and among lactations smile

It's not a sign of milk drying up.

oliviap100 Fri 22-Aug-14 12:53:27

Thank you Tiktok - it just surprised me that this happened as wasn't expecting it to for another couple of months!

Writerwannabe83 Fri 22-Aug-14 13:47:03

I had what I assume was a period 3 weeks ago. It was relatively light and lasted about 3 days.

My DS is 5 months and EBF.

I will be interested to see if another period arrives next month or not smile

McFox Fri 22-Aug-14 20:39:04

My DS is almost exclusively bf (just 1 ff per day and I express in it's place) and I got my first period at 7 weeks - I was hmm

RedPony Fri 22-Aug-14 22:34:56

My Ds is nearly 7 weeks and I am on my first period atm sad it started 3 days ago and has been really light so far. Ds is Ebf too

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