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A 20-year-old female asked:

Im 6 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding i started my period its very heavy with pelvic and low back ache,heavy painful feet and legs is this normal?

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Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unfortunately - yes: Your symptoms are common among postpartum women especially if not using an oral contraceptives. Modern OCPs do not interfere with breast feeding if the milk is well established nor does it have significant passage in the milk. They will help reduce the bleeding, pain and heaviness. At 6 weeks you are due to see your OB, so discuss this and find a solution that is best for you.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2014

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