A 32-year-old female asked:

Little bit of bright red spotting 1 day before period due. period actually started two days later. still nursing 18 month old. is this normal ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Periods can resume in breast feeding mothers while still nursing especially after 18 months. If you don't want another pregnancy this soon non hormonal contraception is a must as you can conceive.
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