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Periods post birth - ftm questions!

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stepmum88 Wed 01-Nov-17 18:09:41

First time mum question - when is it ok to start using tampons rather than pass after a natural birth? Had a few stitches but nothing major. Thanks in advance 😊

KatyN Wed 01-Nov-17 21:26:18

You can use tampons on your second proper period. So all your lochia needs to be with towels and then your first period too.

MrsBriteSide Wed 01-Nov-17 21:30:14

@katyn gosh I had no idea about this! Not had one yet as still breastfeeding a bit at 6 months PP. I'm a bit scared about the first period. I've heard some horror stories about the rate of flow!!

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