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6 weeks, is this my periods returning?

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one1two2three3 · 01/05/2015 05:58

My DD will be 6 weeks on sat and today it seems as if my periods are returning. I am ebf so thought that it would be a few months before I had to deal with this. Does anyone know if this is normal?

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SoupDragon · 01/05/2015 06:05

Perfectly normal unfortunately :(

I felt cheated!

iwonder24 · 01/05/2015 06:18

How long did you bleed for after childbirth? My bleeding stopped and started again couple of times. Around 10 weeks I'd had a few weeks of no bleeding when I started spotting for a couple of days.thought it was my period and felt very cheated as like you am ebf. However it didn't last long, was incredibly light and I've seen nothing of it since and it's now 5 months since I gave birth.

I think at 6 weeks there's a high chance it's still lochia. Especially if you've been quite active recently

NonDom · 01/05/2015 06:21

I had periods return at six weeks when I was feeding a newborn round the clock, and feeding a two year old whenever she could sneak in.

ninetynineonehundred · 01/05/2015 06:38

So sorry but yes this could well be your period.
Mine was 3 months ebf round the clock and like a pp I felt cheated.

one1two2three3 · 01/05/2015 09:45

My lochia only lasted just over a week. I do feel cheated, I expected at least a few months off! Oh well I am quickly learning that everything I think os going to happen post pregnancy, the opposite is more likely true!

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JewelFairies · 01/05/2015 09:58

Six weeks exactly both times. Very unfair! Sad

one1two2three3 · 01/05/2015 11:37

I agree jewelfaries very unfair! :(

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