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Still BF at 15 months - just had 1st period - how was yours?

(7 Posts)
Tangle Tue 15-Jul-08 23:38:27

From what I read I was expecting it to be very heavy and very long, but so far it's WAY lighter than pre-pregnancy. Is that normal, is there no "normal", or should I take a pregnancy test just in case?

RuthChan Wed 16-Jul-08 11:40:32

My first period came after 14 months (one month after I stopped BFing)
It was pretty much normal.
I have never heard that it should have been longer or heavier.
I wouldn't worry too much. I guess that your system will take a couple of months to get back to normal.

morethanasong Wed 16-Jul-08 16:30:30

My first period came just after my dd's first birthday. The first 3 or 4 were lighter than usual, but now they're back to normal (still bf). I don't know if that's normal or not though!

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 16-Jul-08 16:32:40

Can't really remember, don't think it was really any different from before getting preg.

However mine came back when DS was only 4 months old, when he was still feeding loads and at night too, so am a bit envy at 15 months...

Notquitegrownup Wed 16-Jul-08 16:39:45

I went 15 months too, and it was fairly light, if I remember rightly. Things got back to normal later on, oh and I discovered PMT as I'd never had it before.

15 months was brill Rhinestone - and soooo cheap too!

Mimsy2000 Wed 16-Jul-08 16:44:38

fairly light and a bit irregular for the first few and then as regular as i had actually ever been.

i was actually very happy to have it back.

katpotat Wed 16-Jul-08 16:55:47

I breastfed my LO till she was 14 months..... Got my period back when she was 10 weeks old! shock

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