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Period after Breastfeeding

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MrsFudge Tue 12-Mar-19 13:31:59

My DS is 8 months, was EBF to 6 months and then gradually reduced over the last 2 months, stopped BF completely at the weekend. I still haven't had a period since giving birth, although I have had some cramping in the last few days (I think, maybe wishful thinking!).

All my friends who gave birth around the same time got their periods back sooner. When should I be worried? I have heard some people don't get theirs back until they stop bfing completely, but I've only been doing 2 feeds a day for the last month or so, so I would have expected to have it by now? Or am being overly anxious and this is more common than I think?

cargghhh Tue 12-Mar-19 13:45:08

I think it can really differ between people so I wouldn't worry yet, but you can also see your GP if you're concerned at all xx

MrsFudge Tue 12-Mar-19 15:32:35

Thanks! Another go at googling suggests seeing GP if period hasn't started 6-8 weeks after stopping breastfeeding entirely. So I'll wait a while longer and if hasn't come by then I'll do that.

cargghhh Tue 12-Mar-19 15:34:12

Sounds like a plan 👍🏼 good luck xx

MrsFudge Tue 19-Mar-19 19:45:13

Thought I'd update this in case anyone else has a similar question in future...AF arrived today, almost 2 weeks after I stopped breastfeeding completely.

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