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I have been exclusively bf my 8 week old and it seems I'm about to start my AF, I thought this wasn't supposed to happen??

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HeinzSight Fri 09-Oct-09 10:06:34

My DD2 is gaining weight and I'm feeding her regularly, every 2-3 hours day and night but it looks like AF is about to arrive.

Has this happened to anyone else? And is this normal?

HeinzSight Fri 09-Oct-09 10:10:42


dinkystinkystein Fri 09-Oct-09 10:11:50

I had this several times with DS2 from 12 weeks onwards - periods of about one day and then they would stop; was my period trying to come back but didnt come back properly until I started mix feeding at 6 months

mears Fri 09-Oct-09 10:11:59

Yes this is normal. Disaapointing but normal. My periods returned at 6 weeks with DS1. That is why breastfeeding is not a reliable contraceptive!. Longest break I ever got with feeding babies was 4 months. Not fair is it.

drivinmecrazy Fri 09-Oct-09 10:13:12

Exactly the same happened to me with DD2, felt very cheated as was so looking forward to months without it. Also found that DD2 fussed alot more when AF came, think the milk must have tasted slightly different at that time of the month.

dinkystinkystein Fri 09-Oct-09 10:13:24

Ps GP said was totally normal.

HeinzSight Fri 09-Oct-09 12:51:49

thank you for your replies. It's just another one of those things that puts doubts about how efficient your breastfeeding is in your mind.

alibobble Fri 09-Oct-09 21:25:04

oooh fussing when AF. That's helped me alot to know. Cheers

thisisyesterday Fri 09-Oct-09 21:30:21

yep, got mine back around 7 weeks pp all 3 times! absolutely not fair, esp given the amount that ds2 fed!

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