periods and breastfeeding

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  1. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    To breastfeeding moms ( only breast) -when did you get your period back?
    Is it likely to get pregnant before you get your period back?
     
  2. hypnorm

    hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    i stopped breastfeeding when Ewan was 9 months old and thats when my periods returned.
    It was bliss not having to worry about that for 9 months of pregnancy and then another 9 months on top of that!
     
  3. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Different for every woman, but yes, you can get pregnant even if you dont have a visible period. And you can get pregnant while BF, its not 100% birth control :D
     
  4. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Still have not had one and Bren is about to be 5 months!
     
  5. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    alexa is over five months and still no period for me! but that doesn't mean that I can't get pregnant, because at anytime, i could ovulate. i mean so far so good, but since I am not looking to get pregnant, i don't rely on breast feeding as birth control.
     
  6. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    I didn't expect to have a period whilst b/f but i think the mini-pill put me to rights on that one. A week after i started it i got my first period, probably 2wks ago now and it lasted a lot longer than it used to.
     
  7. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    I had an anovulatory period 3 weeks PP. Since then I have had 2 cycles where I ovulated, but quite a bit later in my cycle than usual. I normally had 25 day cycles, now they're almost 10 days longer. It takes my body a little longer to rev up and ovulate. LP is the same.

    I watch my body's fertility signs so I know when I ovulate, and yes it's entirely possible to get pregnant prior to your first period.
    :hug:
     
  8. ani

    ani Well-Known Member

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    What if you BF for a longer time? I'd like to keep going up to 2 or 3 years if i can. But would also like to start trying for #2 before that. Is it possible?
     
  9. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    My aunt had to wean her son before she could fall pregnant again
     
  10. Ragirl

    Ragirl Mom of 2

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    You can get pg before your period. My son was approx 8 mo old and I was still pretty much EXCLUSIVELY bfing when I got my period back. I was pissed- was hoping for a longer break:)
     
  11. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    I had my first period when Sam was 7 months... still waiting to see if I ovulate this month and if my cycles are back to how they were before x
     
  12. cupcake

    cupcake Mommy of a gorgeous boy!

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    thanks everyone
     

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