Hi all, im currently exclusivley BF my 10 week old DS and today i have noticed some red/brownish discharge in the downstairs department. Could this be AF returning, if so could this also be a sign that my milk supply is drying out?
With my DS1 i didnt get a period until i stopped BF which was at 5 months so this is really new to me and now im slightly concerned it might be a sign that my milk is fading out. My DS is still feeding 2 hourly but goes 6-8 hours at night, is this normal or should i worry?
No, don't worry. Apparently it can happen to a small percentage of women. I was very annoyed to find out that I was one of them this time! I am exclusively BF DS2 and he feeds plenty so I was surprised to find my periods came back at 4 and a half months, and very heavily. And that was after 8 weeks of post-birth bleeding too. My milk didn't dry up. And I too had the discharge before AF. It was different with DS1, AF stayed away for much longer iirc.
I got my period back after 10 months with DD and was still bf and thought that was fairly normal but I've recently spoken to 2 friends who both had thier period back 3 weeks after the baby was born - both ex bf
Thanks Ladies this has made me feel much better. Defo think AF is here althoug its not much, i have very mild period pain too. Such a bummer, i was hoping not to have one fot 6 months, oh well i guess it shows everything is back to its normal working order.
Just out of intrest i guess this now means that my fertility is back to normal- looks like the rubber socks are coming out the draw now!!