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First period after giving birth?

(4 Posts)
Shar09 Wed 23-Sep-09 12:35:45

I gave birth eight weeks ago and have been solely breast feeding since then and I am very surprised that I have had what seems to be a period begin this morning, is that ok?

My friend's periods didn't start until they stopped breast feeding.


Tinkerisdead Wed 23-Sep-09 12:38:12

I soley BF for 6 months and I had 1 period in that time, lots of people I know including my own midwife had periods when exclusively BF. So dont rely on it as contraception grin

ShowOfHandsInEpistolaryForm Wed 23-Sep-09 12:40:51

I was exclusively feeding day and night, every 2hrs at least and they came back when dd was 13 weeks.

Some women get them back while feeding, some don't. It's normal.

Don't be surprised if they're irregular/infrequent though as your hormones will take a while to settle.

Shar09 Wed 23-Sep-09 13:08:35

Thank you ladies!

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