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Jenjen85 Tue 06-Aug-13 10:49:14

I had my DD 4 weeks ago and stopped bleeding after 2 weeks. Just wondering when I am likely to get my first period?? Been having a few periodish pains on my left handside today so I don't know if its on its way? When did everyone else get their periods after having a baby

PK1975 Tue 06-Aug-13 10:53:35

Just had my 1st one. DD is 25 wks and I bf.

Skaramoosh Tue 06-Aug-13 13:53:55

with DC1 I had my first period when she was 10 months.
With DC2 my period came when he was about 9 weeks but then didn't have another for 4 months. (breastfed both times)

AncientPigeon Tue 06-Aug-13 14:25:48

After 7 months with DD, she was BF

craftycottontail Wed 07-Aug-13 00:37:00

After 6 weeks - I breastfed for 3 weeks, stopped post birth bleeding after 4 weeks and period arrived at 6 weeks.

MrsPercyPig Wed 07-Aug-13 06:10:10

Mine came after 4 months and I didn't bf!

SpottyTeacakes Wed 07-Aug-13 06:12:21

Dd was ff and I got it at six weeks

Ds is bf and 8.5mo I still haven't got it even though he's been sleeping through for six weeks

cupcake78 Wed 07-Aug-13 06:25:34

Dd is 6 weeks on sat and ff since day 6. I'm waiting for mine but getting period pain and there are signs of pmt.

With ds it was 6 weeks after birth for a short period then cycle started regularly after that.

Two years, but I was (am) still bfing. Are you bf or ff? That really, though not exclusively, dictates when your periods come back.

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 07-Aug-13 08:11:51

After 9 months and I was breastfeeding.

aprilj11 Wed 07-Aug-13 18:24:33

Also 9 months breastfeeding exclusively. Came back when I stopped night feedings.

anyname2011 Wed 07-Aug-13 18:29:25

Still not back and dd is 14 months! But I understand that this isn't totally unusual so not worried. Still bfeeding, sometimes at night too

FattyMcChubster Wed 07-Aug-13 18:29:48

Exclusively bf every bloody hour of the day and mine came back at 5/6 weeks.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Thu 08-Aug-13 05:25:40

My ds3 is 6 weeks tomorrow and mine started on mon.

CorrieDale Thu 08-Aug-13 05:58:25

DS - 8 weeks, excl bf
Dd - 4 week, excl bf

I was not happy.

Terrorvision Thu 08-Aug-13 06:06:29

Eight months with DS, even though exclusive breastfeeding with lots of night feeds (I thought night feeding was what kept periods at bay)

StuckOnARollercoaster Thu 08-Aug-13 06:27:37

This week I think and baby is 7 weeks and bf. Its very light and there is only limited pain (compared with before pg) which is why I wasn't 100% sure but terrorvisions comments make sense.
The night feeds are reducing as we are gradually sleeping longer at night so maybe that why it looks like period has returned. (5 1/2 hours last night - sorry for the diversion I'mjjust so chuffed she finished last feed at 12.30 and has slept till 6!)

DC1 when I stopped breastfeeding at 16 months

I'm still feeding DC2 (he's 16 months now) and no sign.

dottypyjamas Thu 08-Aug-13 09:43:35

Formula fed baby, period back at 7 weeks, took me by surprise!

quertas Thu 08-Aug-13 20:36:29

With Dc1 - exclusively bf, 28 days on the nail. Dc 2, exclusively bf, 7 weeks exactly. This is completely unfair!!!!

SpottyTeacakes Fri 09-Aug-13 21:06:46

This thread has cursed me angrysad 8.5 months for me then...

LegoCaltrops Fri 09-Aug-13 21:09:58

I EBF DD until she was 5.5 months. periods started 6 weeks after I stopped EBF.

cupcake78 Sat 10-Aug-13 20:27:53

Mine is back exactly 6 weeks to the day (almost hour) that dd was born. Ebf for first week then ff.

littlemonkeychops Thu 15-Aug-13 15:11:39

They didn't! Bf dd1 fof 18 months then fell pregnant with Dd2, af free for over 3 years now :-)

schmee Thu 15-Aug-13 15:16:41

Ebf and still back at 5 weeks.

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