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How long after stopping breastfeeding does it take to get a period?

How long after stopping breastfeeding does it take to get a period?

Depends: Breast feeding is not considered an adequate birth control method in that ovulation usually returns about 11-12 weeks postpartum even when breast feeding. Not always accompanied by a period however. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (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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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a period after breastfeeding?

Nursing & menses: How long it takes a woman to get her period after birth if she's nursing is variable. The amount the baby nurses comes into play, so if the baby is nursing a lot less once solids are started, the mom could start menstruating again. From personal experience, i started menstruating 1 1/2 years after birth with both of my kids. ...Read more

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After someone stops breastfeeding how long before they get their period again?

4-8 weeks: A little bit depends on if you stopped from full feedings cold turkey to nothing or gradually weaned the breast feedings. You can ovulate while still breast feeding, and many a mom has become pregnant while still nursing without even having a period (my second child, a wonderful young man and new dad, is such a child!). But hormones usually get back on track within a couple of months of weaning. ...Read more

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Will I get my period regularly while breastfeeding?

Will I get my period regularly while breastfeeding?

Maybe: A woman's cycle during breast feeding is often interrupted due to changes in hormone levels in her body. It's absence during breast feeding is considered normal. However, every woman is different and each cycle's reaction to breast feeding will vary. You should consider yourself fertile during breastfeeding, as ovulation may occur without warning & with any minor alterations in feeding schedules. ...Read more

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Had my baby September 27th it's been 7weeks when will I get my period? I am not breastfeeding but I have been having unprotected sex with my hubby

Had my baby September 27th it's been 7weeks when will I get my period? I am not breastfeeding but I have been having unprotected sex with my hubby

Pregnancy?: It is possible to get pregnant prior to having a period after you give birth. It would be prudent for you to do a pregnancy test. There are other reasons for the delayed return of your period but that would be the one to check first. If you don't want to get pregnant so soon, you should obtain contraception and start it asap if you are not pregnant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have period twice while breastfeeding how long does it last?

Yes: It's normal to have spotting, irregular bleeding, all types of irregular cycles, basically, when one is breastfeeding. Typically in the first 6 months, you won't ovulate, and hormone of breastfeeding, prolactin, influences estrogen and progesterone, the normal hormones of cycle. Unclear how long it will last. Different for every woman. Enjoy bonding with baby! ...Read more

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If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

If a women is breastfeeding and does not get her period is she pregnant?

Not usually: Typically a woman who is breastfeeding does not ovulate for several months she therefore will not have a period. Since it is hard to know when ovulation (egg release) will resume, birth control of some sort should be used, however, --assuming that another pregnancy is not an immediate goal. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding & don't have a period b/c if this. Can i still get pregnant?Had her 7weeks ago.

I'm breastfeeding & don't have a period b/c if this. Can i still get pregnant?Had her 7weeks ago.

Yes: Your fertility is decreased when nursing completely on demand, but you never really know when you will ovulate. You can definitely get pregnant if you are not using anything for birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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