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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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For what length of time can breastfeeding delay the return of menstruation?

For what length of time can breastfeeding delay the return of menstruation?

For a time of BF: For a time of the breastfeeding-up to one year. It caused by hormonal changes in your body. ...Read more

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It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation it's reason ?

It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation  it's reason ?

No: Weight loss is essentially a formula of calories in being less than calories used. Breastfeeding consumes a lot of calories, so that actually helps most women lose weight. Occasionally certain medical causes make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Hi im breastfeeding mom of 3mnth old ididnt get menses yet but i feel spotting on and off is it nrmal?

Hi im breastfeeding mom of 3mnth old ididnt get menses yet but i feel spotting on and off is it nrmal?

Normal: While breastfeeding you can menstruate, spot or be completely period free. If you experience abnormal heavy bleeding or prolonged, painful bleeding you should consult your ob. ...Read more

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While breastfeeding, what contraceptive measure should I consider? What is happening inside my body before my menses restarts?

While breastfeeding, what contraceptive measure should I consider? What is happening inside my body before my menses restarts?

Try natural first: Family Planning during Lactation: Minimizing physiologic impact on breastfeeding • First Choice Methods o LAM o Natural Family Planning o Barriers o IUDs • Second Choice Methods o Progestin-only methods • Third Choice Methods o Estrogen containing contraceptives See attached for more details. Congratulations on your baby and your commitment to breast feed! ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy, why would you have menstration 11 weeks post partum, and not again (now 20 weeks post partum)? Not breastfeeding.

Aside from pregnancy, why would you have menstration 11 weeks post partum, and not again (now 20 weeks post partum)? Not breastfeeding.

Irregular periods: From your question, you've basically had 2 1/2 months without a period. This can be common, but at this point likely hormonal and not due to prolactin (hormone of breastfeeding). Of course, you may be pregnant again, so check a test if that's a possibility. Second, your estrogen/progesterone balance may be off and that's why you haven't cycled. See a doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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If a breastfeeding mother suddenly have menses, is that because her body thinks she's weaning?

Yes: When you are regularly breastfeeding or pumping breast milk, you menses are on hold because of high levels of a hormone prolactin. If the gap between feeds is longer the level of prolactin may drop and you can have your menses. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more