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Is it normal for my period not to come while I am breastfeeding?

Is it normal for my period not to come while I am breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes, because the hormones from your pituitary gland that help you make milk interfere with the rhythmic timing of the hormones that control your periods. However, do not take this to mean that you cannot get pregnant while you are breast feeding simply because your periods haven't restarted! nature has a weird sense of humor. ...Read more

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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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Will my period go back to normal after breastfeeding?

Will my period go back to normal after breastfeeding?

Yes: Your period will almost certainly return to "your normal" after you stop breastfeeding. It may take several cycles for your normal to return, but it will, eventually. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months next week still haven't got my period.. Stopped breastfeeding at 7-8 weeks... Is this normal? It's my 2nd baby too..

My baby is 3 months next week still haven't got my period.. Stopped breastfeeding at 7-8 weeks... Is this normal? It's my 2nd baby too..

Not unusual: It usually takes 6-8 weeks after you stop breastfeeding for return of your period. Nothing to be worried about at this point, but if no period after another month, then suggest talk to OB about how long to wait to be concerned. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get my period while i'm breastfeeding? I've been breastfeeding for already six months and didn't have my period until this morning. My obgyn told me that i wasn't going to get it until 6 to 8 weeks after stop breastfeeding. Is this ok?

Is it normal to get my period while i'm breastfeeding? I've been breastfeeding for already six months and didn't have my period until this morning. My obgyn told me that i wasn't going to get it until 6 to 8 weeks after stop breastfeeding. Is this ok?

Suppressing : Suppressing menstruation during breast-feeding is called lactational amenorrhea. Studies have shown that lactational amenorrhea for prevention of pregnancy works best when there is unrestricted breastfeeding without regard to schedules, resulting in six to eight breastfeedings a day will suppress ovulation. In addition, allowing your baby to feed at night takes advantage of the peak of the milk-making hormones that suppress ovulation, which are highest between 1 A.M. And 6 A.M. Nighttime nursing is important to the suppression of fertility. Avoid using supplemental bottles and pacifiers - all of baby's sucking should be at the breast, for comfort as well as food. Delay the introduction of solid foods until age six months or later. Solids should provide additional nutrition, not substitute for breast feedings. If you have had your period, be aware that you can become pregnant and that at this point, you should use some form of birth control if you want to avoid becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm not breastfeeding at all I gave birth 3 months ago I got my period last month on the 5 n today's the 5 th n I haven't gotten it is it normal ?

I'm not breastfeeding at all I gave birth 3 months ago I got my period last month on the 5 n today's the 5 th n I haven't gotten it is it normal ?

Yes possibly: Your periods can vary in the first place and given last month was your first period since you got pregnant it is probably your body adjusting to your hormones. ...Read more

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I breast feed & have only got my period once since II gave birth in february. Is this normal or should II be concerned?

I breast feed & have only got my period once since II gave birth in february. Is this normal or should II be concerned?

Not unusual: When you are breast feeding, particularly if you nurse frequently, you will produce a hormone called prolactin, which tends to suppress ovulation, thus preventing periods. This is not a good way to prevent pregnancy, because you will ovulate 2 weeks before your period returns. I recommend "so that's what thery're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro for more info. ...Read more

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Started to take the mini pill as i'm breastfeeding. Now my period has stopped. Took test... Not pregnant. Is it normal?

Yes: Because the minipill contains only progesterone, it will not regulate the cycle - but it may suppress the cycle. Many women will not have bleeding or periods at all while taking the "mini pill". Other women will have irregular, unpredictable spotting or bleeding while taking that pill. ...Read more

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Im 6 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding i started my period its very heavy with pelvic and low back ache,heavy painful feet and legs is this normal?

Im 6 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding i started my period its very heavy with pelvic and low back ache,heavy painful feet and legs is this normal?

Unfortunately - yes: Your symptoms are common among postpartum women especially if not using an oral contraceptives. Modern OCPs do not interfere with breast feeding if the milk is well established nor does it have significant passage in the milk. They will help reduce the bleeding, pain and heaviness. At 6 weeks you are due to see your OB, so discuss this and find a solution that is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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