breastfeeding/periods

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  1. helz81

    helz81 Mum of 3

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    So I'm exclusively breastfeeding..and I've got period pain :wacko: Ethan is only just turned 5 weeks old..hoping my periods arn't returning so soon!!?
     
  2. emily

    emily Well-Known Member

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    It could just be your uterus still contracting back to its original size, i only bf and it took 6 months for mine to come back, and my friend took 8 months for hers to come back.
     
  3. mum2b2009

    mum2b2009 mummy of two boys!

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    no advice hun as not bf but my little boy is called ethan too xx
     
  4. Lucy_lu_84

    Lucy_lu_84 Pregnant with #2

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    I BF for 4 months and have regular periods...i was an unlucky one lol
     
  5. Plumfairy

    Plumfairy Mum-mum-mum-mum

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    I got mine back at about 7 or 8 months.. Like someone else said it could just be your uterus contracting back to its usual size. :D
     
  6. cleckner04

    cleckner04 Well-Known Member

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    My daughter will be four months on Friday and I still have not gotten a period. It's nice. hehe. I agree with the other girls that it might just be your uterus going back to normal size. :hugs:
     
  7. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    I'm exclusively breastfeeding and got horrible period pains at 6 weeks... then had a period for 2 weeks straight. So you could be getting a period! My doc says it doesn't matter if you breastfeed or bottle feed, but everywhere else online says it does. I have no idea. I'm proof that it didn't matter.
     
  8. Septie

    Septie Well-Known Member

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    My obgyn said that for a small percentage of women, BF doesn't matter and they get their period quite soon. Otherwise, it may take quite awhile...
     
  9. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    I got my AF back, too. :hissy: 5 weeks of lochia, then AF at 14 and 20 weeks. Blergh! I was hoping to use BFing as BC, but that is a NO GO for me. :sigh:
     
  10. Poppeteer

    Poppeteer Well-Known Member

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    I still reluctantly breastfeed and still no period at 10 months later!!!
     
  11. monets_garden

    monets_garden Mum to Lilly

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    I started off exclusively BFing, but I need to wean her off b/c my medication dictates that I can't BF past 6 months. I've been combi-feeding for almost 2 months, and still no AF. I don't pump as much as I should either... so I'm not worried, but I just hope this helps..?
     
  12. monets_garden

    monets_garden Mum to Lilly

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    BFing is DEFINITELY not BC! you still ovulate, you just don't shed your lining! that is, if you were like me and didn't get AF so soon. DH and I still take precautions until I switch to bottle full time and can use a hormonal method of BC. can't wait to stop using rubbers, lol!!!
     
  13. bump2be

    bump2be Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had one yet and I've been EBF for almost 6 months! I'm not complaining :)
     
  14. Pretty Sakura

    Pretty Sakura Well-Known Member

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    You don't keep ovulating, b/c if you did you would shed your lining. The real reason you don't use it for bc is the fact that you have no idea when you are going to ovulate for the first time. Being that by the time you get your first af its too late to prevent anything. The hormone prolactin is wht keeps you from ovulating and not getting af. ;)

    To the op, I having been bfing over 6mos and have no af. I too get what I think are ovulation pains and period cramps randomly. They always go away and no af. So far. ;)
     
  15. lizzieredrup

    lizzieredrup Mum to 5 little men!

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    It could possibly just be everything going back to normal in there, i've been breastfeeding for 8 months now and still haven't had a period :D although there has been a few times I had what I thought were period pains and thought they were coming back, but nope they didn't :)
     
  16. samface182

    samface182 mummy to two boys.

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    this is an old thread ladies!
     

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