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Periods coming back?

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noitsachicken · 26/01/2016 14:17

Looking for advice/experiences please!
DS2 is 13 months and BF at night, and occasionally in the day.
No sign of period returning before now, but the last few days I have had lower back pain, and twinges/cramps.
Keeping thinking period is coming, but nothing!

What was your first period like when it came back?

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alltouchedout · 26/01/2016 14:26

With DS1 they came back when he was 14 months old- lots of cramping, but a much lighter flow than before. With DS2 thry hadn't returned when I had a mirena fitted 6 months after the birth. With ds3 I had a period when he was 10 weeks old- I was stunned and thought it must be lochia coming back, but no, it was my period. Very crampy, moderate flow. All three were exclusively bf.

NickyEds · 26/01/2016 14:40

With ds I mix fed and period came back 4 weeks after I stopped feeding him at 6 months. Very painful and heavy, I was taking full doses of paracetamol and ibupfofen for 3 days-horrid
With dd I've also mix fed her (still feeding her at 6.1 months and she's had less f than ds did)and period came at 5.5 months all of a sudden. No warning or pain- slightly sooner but much better!

noitsachicken · 26/01/2016 14:55

I have read stories of first periods being awful!
I wonder how long the pain/cramps will go on for without any bleeding?
Feeling generally bluegh as well.

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LiDLrichardsPistachioSack · 26/01/2016 14:58

My period didn't come back until DD was 26 months old! I'd had what you described, crampy achy feelings, on and off for a few months before it started. Then back to very normal periods every 28 days.

noitsachicken · 26/01/2016 15:01

Oh that's good to hear, so I could get the period feelings without the bleeding for a while?
I had a small fear in th back of my mind that I could be pregnant!

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