I thought breastfeeding would keep AF at bay for at least a BIT longer!

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  1. JakesMummy

    JakesMummy Expecting

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    Well the title says it all really...and I am curious too.

    I am 6 weeks pp today and exclusively breastfeeding..no FF or anything to alter my supply.

    So this morning AF reared her ugly head and I thought it would be a few months!!!! NOT FAIR!!! :growlmad:

    Anyone else had this happen to them early on? Or is this normal?

    (My normal bleeding after birth finished weeks ago)
     
  2. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    Ahhh how annoying are u sure it is AF? I bled on and off for ages after birth, got AF after about 18 weeks x
     
  3. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    It's relatively common for breastfeeding women to get a "6 week bleed" so don't despair just yet, it may not be AF. ;)
     
  4. JakesMummy

    JakesMummy Expecting

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    Ooh really? I have been getting pains in ovaries for a few days ( always got this - kinda helped with ttc!) it certainly isn't as heavy. I never get pain with af so don't know really, tbh it does seem random! Kinda came from nowhere!
     
  5. BrandiCanucks

    BrandiCanucks Mommy of 4, WTT

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    It happened to me. I had a 6 week bleed and then started AF at 8 weeks PP and I was exclusively BFing my son. I had an ultrasound too that had confirmed ovulation. I'm hoping to keep AF away a bit longer this time.
     
  6. nullaby

    nullaby Well-Known Member

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    I hope it's just a 6 week bleed for you. IM 6weeks post partum and woke up with a bit of spotting myself...hope its not AF!
     
  7. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

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    I had a 6 week bleed at 5 weeks!
     
  8. shimmy

    shimmy mummy , daddy and baby

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    I had a 6 week bleed, and now only 2 weeks later she's back :( I thought I'd be lucky but nope!
     
  9. Pearls18

    Pearls18 Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's early- I bled after the birth for 7 weeks (mostly spotting towards the end), period only came back last week though, very strange how it's different for us all and goes to show why it's not a reliable form of contraception lol!
     
  10. MommyMika

    MommyMika Well-Known Member

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    I just got mine at 8 weeks and I'm so upset :( I'm exclusively bfing, too!
     

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