Last time it took a good few months, but DS is 7 wks and have been having very light bleeding for last few days. The lochia has stopped so was wondering if I am just extremely unlucky and this is my period?
Lochia for 4 weeks, period at 7 - light, then another one at 3 months - not light - and now every month, very heavy, despite still doing 4 or 5 breastfeeds a day (DD is 6 months). Thinking about getting pregnant again just to get rid of periods, but seems a little drastic!
Mine came back at 9 weeks with both babies.....first one BF till 5 weeks then FF; second one exclusively BF. It was connected to her skipping a night feed though as period returned two weeks after that happened.
The most likely time for them to return is when babe starts sleeping for a long period overnight as it is to do with the frequency of the hormone release each time a feed occurs - ie if you are feeding frequently "Mother Nature" will assume you are busy enough with the current baby & wouldn't want another pregnancy to deal with. Mine came back when DS was only waking once a night after a stretch of 6hrs for a few weeks. & it can take a while to settle down if feeding patterns are varying but once it gets regular it seems to stay