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when did you start your periods again?

(7 Posts)
Chica31 Fri 30-Oct-09 10:49:09

My DD is 23 weeks today and only Bf. For the last couple of days I have felt horrible. Headache, bloated, craving chocolate and a period pain, but I haven't started yet. I never really had problems with periods before, when did you start your periods again? Maybe it is not a period, DH is a teacher and there are bugs everywhere at school at the moment.

pipWereRabbit Fri 30-Oct-09 10:51:44

My persiods started a couple of months after stopping breastfeeding, at about a year in both cases. But I know that 'normal' can be pretty much anything from days to months....

naughtystepforme Fri 30-Oct-09 14:10:31

Mine started after 11 weeks when I was still exc. bfeeding and the first period was a mega-period and hurt like hell. Then the next few months were all over the place and my previous 28 day cycle was all over the shop.

sweetkitty Fri 30-Oct-09 14:19:25

All 3 of mine were EBF for the first 6 months

DD1 - 4 weeks after lochia stopped
DD2 - 11 months
DD3 - 12 months

DD2 and 3 were much hungrier babies than DD1 who slept through 11-8pm from about 6 weeks, I was told if you have a gap of more than 4 hours between feeds it can trigger ovulation.

taren Thu 05-Nov-09 14:01:12

hi had my first period 3 months after stopping breastfeeding and it all seemed pretty normal i was always very regular before but now i am nearly 2 weeks late on my 2nd period after birth is that normal its my 2nd baby everything went like clockwork the first time so im unsure .

Dlamis Thu 05-Nov-09 14:18:40

Both ds's exclusively breast fed for 6 month and then carried on breastfeeding after 6 months.

With ds1 periods returned at 9-10months old
With ds2 periods returned at 4 months old (I was gutted!)

skandi1 Mon 09-Nov-09 16:07:26

Mine returned when DD was 9 weeks old and I was excl BF! I thought I was seriously ill and phoned GP in a panic. Apparently up to 30% of excl BF women have periods within first 3 months!

I thought it was a "one-off" until 28 days later there was another one...

DH's only reaction was "great now we can try for another one".

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