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Menstrual Cramps While Breastfeeding
Menstrual cramps while breastfeeding my 11 month old, still no period though; took a test-not pregnant. Thoughts?
Lactation amenorrhea: If you are strictly breast feeding and not supplementing and haven't had a period yet, you're doing everything right. It's not a problem that you haven't had your period yet. It may come in te next six months if you start introducing other foods. You should use contraception. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
What determines when my period will return while breastfeeding? Baby is 8 mo. Still no period, but recently started having menstrual-like cramps/bloat
Feeding frequency: Several things seem to affect when your period comes back. Moms who breastfeed more frequently and who are thinner generally get their periods back later than moms who are heavier. It's important to use birth control after the first 6 months, because you can get pregnant before your period comes back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tried all sorts of methods to relieve menstrual cramps but it still doesn't work. What should I do?
Pms: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDs: Over the counter medicines called nsaids, like Ibuprofen (brand name - Motrin or advil) or naprosyn (brand name aleve) are very effective. If cramps are still interfering with your daily activities, you may want to consider birth control pills or a Mirena iud. If you are still not getting relief, then you should have an us to make sure you don't have fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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