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Periods after giving birth

(16 Posts)
ShowYourSeams Mon 23-Nov-15 13:36:52

Didn't know where else to put this as there isn't a 'recently gave birth' board grin

How long after giving birth (formula feeding) will it take for my periods to come back? I had a retained placenta with my first baby and needed an ERPC so I have no idea what is 'normal'.

Cliffdiver Mon 23-Nov-15 14:35:52

I didn't FF but friends who did got their periods fairly early - about 5/6 weeks PP.

MrsBartlettforthewin Mon 23-Nov-15 18:42:46

I didn't formula feed but my BF did as she got her period back after about 6 weeks.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 23-Nov-15 18:45:49

I got mine back after 8/9 weeks.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 23-Nov-15 18:46:02

And bar the first fortnight I have formula fed.

cathpip Mon 23-Nov-15 18:46:43

I have formula fed two dc and breast fed two dc and my periods have returned within 6 weeks every time.

ShowYourSeams Mon 23-Nov-15 20:04:31

I'm 8 weeks pp and still no sign. I still haven't fully stopped bleeding though. Should I have stopped bleeding before I can expect a period? At what point should I start to be concerned? I POAS earlier and it was negative so not worried I'm pregnant again.

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Mon 23-Nov-15 22:50:50

I'm exclusively breast feeding and had my periods back after 6 weeks! So unfair!

sarah00001 Tue 24-Nov-15 01:34:37

I formula fed and also breast fed for first couple of months (I had low milk supply). I had my period about 4 months after giving birth. I used to get really bad period pains before getting pregnant but this time, it was painless. I'm hoping it isn't a one off!

justjodie92 Tue 24-Nov-15 15:15:06

I'm breastfeeding and have just had my first period since giving birth. My baby is nearly 7 months old!

Lozza1990 Tue 24-Nov-15 15:22:06

I got mine about 4 months after, breastfed as well for first month though. The advice is that if you haven't had your period 1 year pp to go to the doctors but that does seem quite a long time.

Lozza1990 Tue 24-Nov-15 15:23:20

I wouldn't worry OP I didn't stop bleeding till about 12 weeks (nightmare) and now all is well

BettyBi0 Tue 24-Nov-15 16:01:54

I bled for 6-7 weeks post c-section. Then periods restarted about 6 weeks after stopping BF, about 14 months later

GinFuzz Tue 24-Nov-15 16:03:54

I FF from the start and it took 12.5 weeks for my period to arrive.

Buttercup27 Tue 24-Nov-15 16:05:05

I bf for 1 week with ds1 and period came back after about 4-5months ds2 bf for 3 weeks and period cane back after 6 months.

muddymary Wed 25-Nov-15 09:31:02

I formula fed and they didn't return until about 13 weeks

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