AF when expressing? AF starting then disappearing?

Discussion in 'Postnatal Support' started by Marleysgirl, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Marleysgirl

    Marleysgirl Mum to a SCBU Warrior!

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    Hi there,

    It's generally acknowledged that breastfeeding can delay the onset of AF, but I was wondering if someone could explain for me (without too much technical language) why expressing breast milk doesn't have the same delaying effect? (I'm an exclusive expresser)

    And I was wondering whether expressing, combined with starting the POP mini-pill, could then make AF disappear? I had three monthly periods following Andrew's birth but then started on the POP and AF hasn't been seen since?
     
  2. avabear73

    avabear73 Mum to Finlay

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    Hey Marleys :)

    I think it's to do with hormones generated by the baby suckling (don't quote me though!).
     
  3. soootired

    soootired Well-Known Member

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    I heard that they could come back when baby goes longer between feeds or sleeps through the night. I read up on this when i think AF came back at 5 week after birth. My little one feeds every hour still lol so i think everyone is different.
     

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