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Doctor insights on: Irregular Periods While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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My baby is 7mnths, im breastfeeding, having irregular periods, and i wish to get pregnant asap.Does breastfeeding cause irregular period? Wat can I do?

My baby is 7mnths, im breastfeeding, having irregular periods, and i wish to get pregnant asap.Does breastfeeding cause irregular period? Wat can I do?

Yes, but normal: Breastfeeding can suppress ovulation, causing irregular or no periods while breastfeeding. This will make it harder to get pregnant. The less you breastfeed your baby, the more likely your periods and fertility will return to normal. However the breastmilk that your baby is getting is the best nutrition for him, so i would recommend you keep breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Irregular periods > 1 year, orange nipple discharge 6mos, &self-diagnosed fibrocystic breasts 6mos. Quit breastfeeding 1.5 yrs ago. What's happening?

Irregular periods > 1 year, orange nipple discharge 6mos, &self-diagnosed fibrocystic breasts 6mos. Quit breastfeeding 1.5 yrs ago. What's happening?

Failure to ovulate: Irregular periods usually are because of irregular or unpredictable ovulation, also known as pcos, which is an acronym for polycystic ovarian syndrome. In your particlular case, pregnancy needs to be ruled out and you probably need to see your health care providet to make obtain a diagnosis and treatment plan. About 1% of patients with your symptoms would have an elevated prolactin causing this. ...Read more

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Very irregular periods all my life. still breastfeeding 16month daughter. I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs. no period for 2 m?

Very irregular periods all my life.  still breastfeeding 16month daughter.   I have waves of nausea all day and a headache for hrs.  no period for 2 m?

Check a test: Unless you are exclusively breast feeding and not even using a pacifier, breastfeeding is not a good method of contraception. Start with a pregnancy test and if it is negative repeat it in 3-5 days. If it is still negative the headaches and nausea need to be evaluated since they could be caused by an infection or increased intracranial pressure. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Irregular period late 15 days, i had un protected sex but I am breast feeding , my pregnancy test is -ve . Is that normal ? Am i ovulating or not yet

Irregular period late 15 days, i had un protected sex but I am breast feeding , my pregnancy test is -ve . Is that normal ? Am i ovulating or not yet

Probably OK.: You had your period and your test was negative, so it seems normal so far. You are breastfeeding, and this might help avoid/stop another immediate pregnancy. This also means you're likely not ovulating due to breastfeeding but this is not reliable contraception, and you might have started ovulating again as shown by your period. Talk to your doctor about using contraception during breastfedding. ...Read more

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Why do I have super irregular periods?

Not sure: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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I'm having irregular periods, please help?

Gyn eval if chronic: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more