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Batson, TX
A 28-year-old female asked:

what would cause my period to return if i'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? been 4mo since giving birth.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
It happens: Prolactin is the hormone that supports milk production. It also helps to suppress menstruation and fertility, yet it is not perfect at doing so. This is why breast feeding is not effective contraception. Hope this helps!

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