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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 09:53 AM   1
Bella12
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6 weeks postpartum cramping and brown discharge


So I am 6 weeks postpartum and last night and today I am experiencing period like cramping. Today, when I went to the bathroom, I noticed that when I wiped there was brown discharge. I have since put on a panty liner and again it is covered in a brown discharge. I am presently exclusively breastfeeding my little one. Did anybody else get this? Is this the start of a period? I was under the impression that when you exclusively breastfeed you didn't get one for a while.



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Old Apr 3rd, 2017, 21:24 PM   2
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I think there are conditions even if you exclusively bf to do with frequency and length of feedings especially at night. I think it also depends on your progesterone levels. Have you been unusually busy the last few days? Could it be post partum bleeding getting a little heavier again?



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2017, 15:18 PM   3
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Baby girl has been sleeping through the night so I have been breastfeeding during the day. I feel like she makes up for the evening feeds by eating more often during the day. I also pump once or twice during the day.

we are in the process of moving. So it's possible that maybe I overdid it packing boxes and moving boxes. but I have been moving boxes for a while so I'm not sure if that's the reason. I continue today to have cramping and discharge. Not as heavy as a normal.

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm a call my Midwife just ask her her opinion.



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Old Apr 4th, 2017, 16:51 PM   4
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Hi im 9 weeks pp and at 6 weeks i had the brown for a day and cramping a few days before. Nothing more came of it but the same thing happened a little over a week later. Then nearly 2 weeks after i got a period. I was panicking as never had it before in previous births and was thinking I was pregnant so soon haha bit guess it was body getting back to normal



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Old Jul 14th, 2017, 01:30 AM   5
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Baby girl has been sleeping through the night so I have been breastfeeding during the day. I feel like she makes up for the evening feeds by eating more often during the day. I also pump once or twice during the day.

we are in the process of moving. So it's possible that maybe I overdid it packing boxes and moving boxes. but I have been moving boxes for a while so I'm not sure if that's the reason. I continue today to have cramping and discharge. Not as heavy as a normal.

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm a call my Midwife just ask her her opinion.
Can I ask how you managed to get her to sleep through ?! Struggling with me 5 week monkey !!



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