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SpongeCake23 Thu 21-Feb-19 22:28:15

I am ebf my 4 month old. He feeds 2-3 times during the night and I feed in demand. I had a bleed last month but it was light and without much cramping. However it’s about 4 weeks later and I feel it coming again, this time really painful cramping and the usual bloating I used to get.
I didn’t think you were supposed to get periods when breastfeeding. Particularly so soon and when doing it exclusively (no top ups).

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NotMySquirrel Thu 21-Feb-19 22:29:23

Some do. I've heard of quite a few ebf mums who still have periods.

123drink Thu 21-Feb-19 22:34:36

I still had periods whilst ebf although irregular and very heavy.

NotSoThinLizzy Thu 21-Feb-19 22:36:11

I got mine back around the 4/5 month

Afternoonteaandicecream Thu 21-Feb-19 22:59:04

Mine have come back. Dd is now 6 months. Had periods when she was 4 and 5 months old and think another one may happen any day. Am ebf, was hoping to have no periods for longer 🙁

Shmithecat2 Thu 21-Feb-19 23:00:35

I ebfd and got my period back at about 6 months, around the time I started weaning ds....

Queenfreak Thu 21-Feb-19 23:00:56

My period came back 6 weeks pp!
Still bf daughter now at almost 2, she was feeding through the night until 19 months.

Shmithecat2 Thu 21-Feb-19 23:01:38

And I'm still bfing at 3.4y...

spugzbunny Thu 21-Feb-19 23:04:25

Everyone is different. This is why people get pregnant so soon after birth because they think they can't!

sleepyhead Thu 21-Feb-19 23:30:27

I managed to get away with 7 months with ds1 but only 2 with ds2 - both ebf for 6 months so go figure confused

DramaAlpaca Thu 21-Feb-19 23:36:38

I got mine back at 4 months despite ebf & by the time DS1 was 7 months old I was pregnant again.

Placebogirl Thu 21-Feb-19 23:40:04

My first I got eight months. My second I got three. I was not impressed.

Kokeshi123 Thu 21-Feb-19 23:50:13

Quite a few women get one period randomly then no more for many more months. You might get lucky that way!

RogueV Fri 22-Feb-19 00:34:51

I EBF my DS and got a full period 32 days (my usual cycle length) after his birth. It was shit.

Currently got a 4 week 1 day old and hoping history will not repeat itself!

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