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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am in breast feeding! my baby is 4 months and 1week. today i have lose blood, it seems like a period cos it a little bit cramping!is it a period ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
Specializes in Pediatrics
Period?: It certainly is possible. Remember to use birth control as you are likely fertile again.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sounds like a period: Even with breast feeding, it is not uncommon to start cycle again around 4-6 months post-partum. If no other symptoms and seems similar to periods you had before you became pregnant, i would assume you have restarted ovulation and thus your monthly cycle/periods.

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