When did your period come back after birth if you breastfed?

(78 Posts)
Onedropbeat Sun 27-Dec-20 17:50:57

Gave birth back in may
Been exclusively breastfeeding
Baby now 7 months old

I feel like my period is on it’s way

This seems too soon sad

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DramaAlpaca Sun 27-Dec-20 17:54:24

Four months for me. Then I was pregnant again at seven months postpartum.

There's a wide range of normal on this. Anything from four weeks to over two years is perfectly normal as you'll see if you read old threads on this subject.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 27-Dec-20 17:54:54

7months both times. I was pregnant with DD2 by the time DD1 was a year old. Breastfed until 17minths first time, and 2.5years second time.

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 27-Dec-20 17:55:05

Four months here too. Regular as clockwork ever since.

YakkityYakYakYak Sun 27-Dec-20 17:55:32

Around 6 months for me.

DearTeddyRobinson Sun 27-Dec-20 17:56:27

A month after I stopped BF-ing, at 6 months, for both dc. Don't be sad, it's good to be getting back to normal in a way. Hope it's not a heavy one, they can be a bit over the top for the first couple of months thanks

redfernsydney Sun 27-Dec-20 17:56:43

5 months. ..I was a bit disappointed as I was led to believe it wouldn't come back till I started weaning!

Hailtomyteeth Sun 27-Dec-20 17:57:10

27 months. I continued to feed until 51 months.

Turefu Sun 27-Dec-20 17:57:21

Five months.

PegLegTrev Sun 27-Dec-20 17:57:25

Mine was 6 weeks and I EBF. I think I was very unlucky.

bluebluezoo Sun 27-Dec-20 17:58:18

Exactly 4 weeks post birth for my first. Straight back to normal despite exclusively breastfeeding until weaning at 6m, then alongside solids for a further 6m.

7m with my second, despite bf until 14m.

grool Sun 27-Dec-20 18:00:59

With 2nd DD it was the day she turned 1. She was still breastfed but had cut down. And it was the most horrifically painful period I've ever had, I was ill in bed genuinly thinking I was dying!

With firat DD it was when she 2as 6 months when I stopped breastfeeding completely. Just a nice normal period after that. Bodies are strange!

kowari Sun 27-Dec-20 18:01:25

15 months. Breastfed for just over 5 years.

Handsnotwands Sun 27-Dec-20 18:01:45

13 months for me. What a blessing!

edgeware Sun 27-Dec-20 18:01:52

11 months - exactly when I stopped feeding at night

grool Sun 27-Dec-20 18:02:20

(Sorry for the typos, I really need to proof read my posts!!)

LittleBearPad Sun 27-Dec-20 18:02:35

6 sodding weeks

emptyplinth Sun 27-Dec-20 18:03:23

6 weeks, also EBF

Smallbus1 Sun 27-Dec-20 18:03:24

7 months (twins are 8m now and no sign of second pp period)

StacySoloman Sun 27-Dec-20 18:04:40

Once they were night weaned so about 7-9 months.

PlanDeRaccordement Sun 27-Dec-20 18:06:23

Well, I bled for four weeks straight after each birth. So it was like all those skipped periods when pregnant had just been deferred. sad

Then I remember my period came back shortly after the post birth bleeding stopped. So straight away for me I would say.

ForeverBubblegum Sun 27-Dec-20 18:07:27

18 months with the first, 11 with the second but I think it's largely luck of the draw as a friend who also bf got hers back at 6 weeks. How well baby sleeps can also be a factor, if you have a baby who sleeps through so doesn't feed for 6-8 hours, that can trigger your period to start. Mine are both terrible sleepers and were fed back to sleep though the night until weaning (around 2 for first, second is 16m and no were near), so that's possibly why I got a bit longer without a period.

Justcashnosweets Sun 27-Dec-20 18:11:17

About 10 months I think..And my periods have been more regular than ever since then.

RenegadeMrs Sun 27-Dec-20 18:11:30

Four months with DD1 - was exclusively breast feeding.
Two months with DD2 - again exclusively breast feeding. Felt very short changed this time round!

GrouchyKiwi Sun 27-Dec-20 18:11:49

3 months with all three.

DD1 I EBF till 3 months then combi fed till 5 months, so I thought it was because I started mix feeding.

But DD2 fed every 1-2 hours for the first 6 months of her life and I she was EBF, so that wasn't it.

DD3 was also EBF and my period was back at 3 months.

I might have cried each time.

My sister, however, gets at least a year. It's variable.

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