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Whatsername17 Fri 24-Mar-17 18:31:45

Dd2 is 9 weeks old and ebf on demand.She sleeps for a maximum of 4 hours at an hour - 2 hours in the day. I feel like I'm having premenstrual symptoms but as yet no af. My tummy and back are so sore. Any idea what is going on? Any other experiences?

Chattycat78 Fri 24-Mar-17 19:19:19

You can have symptoms of periods for months before they actually come back. Mine didn't reappear until I actually stopped feeding completely at around 8 weeks. Everyone is different though.

Writerwannabe83 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:20:11

My period returned when my EBF DS was 4 months old. I was pretty gutted as I was hoping that breast feeding would keep them away. I breast fed DS for 2.5 years and had regular periods for the duration from as soon as they returned.

Chattycat78 Sat 25-Mar-17 07:23:01

Sorry typo- I mean mine didn't come back until 8 months when I stopped feeding- not 8 weeks. So don't worry yet OP

SoMuchWaiting Sat 25-Mar-17 07:35:58

Don't worry. My dd was ebf and I had a light period when dd was about 6 weeks old, I then had some cramps and some light occasional spotting until she was about 4 months. I then had nothing until I got a proper period when she was 14 month, I was then like clockwork every month even though I was still breastfeeding.

Everyone is different, it's all about your hormones.

Whatsername17 Sat 25-Mar-17 14:59:52

Thanks everyone. I wonder if I'm just going to have the symptoms without the bleed then? Frustrating!

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