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A 33-year-old female asked:

Period after 6 weeks of giveing birth&mostly breast feeding. my previous two pregnancy period come when i stopped nursing. why this time it so early?

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Each pregnancy: is different and if breast feeding, there can be a variable amount of time for the first period.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Return Of ovulation can be dependent upon the consistency of your breastfeeding. If you go a couple of days without breastfeeding it is possible that you do not inhibitthe signals that would usually cause you to ovulate.
Oct 30, 2014
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Period with nursing: This is a normal variation after delivery and nursing. You said "mostly" nursing. Sometimes, if you supplement at all, this could cause your period to start.

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