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When will my period return after i stop breastfeeding?

When will my period return after i stop breastfeeding?

Could take a while: It may take several months and even up to one year before the usual menstruation pattern returns after the stoppage of breastfeeding. ...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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How do I know when will my period return after i stop breastfeeding and switched birth control?

It varies: If you have not cycled while breastfeeding, i would recommend a pregnancy test before starting any birth control just to be sure! then it will probably start at the end of the first to third pack. I guess you are talking about birth control pills. ...Read more

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I am 5mo pp (csection) & am having severe cramping. I thought it might be a period, but it has not returned. Breastfeeding exclusively. Suggestions?

I am 5mo pp (csection) & am having severe cramping. I thought it might be a period, but it has not returned. Breastfeeding exclusively. Suggestions?

Call you doctor: In the early days or weeks you can breastfeed and get cramping but by 5 months these subside. You need to have an evaluation to figure out why you are still cramping. ...Read more

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What would cause my period to return if I'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? Been 4mo since giving birth.

What would cause my period to return if I'm exclusively breastfeeding and not supplimenting? Been 4mo since giving birth.

It happens: Prolactin is the hormone that supports milk production. It also helps to suppress menstruation and fertility, yet it is not perfect at doing so. This is why breast feeding is not effective contraception. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My wife started weaning from breastfeeding and her period returned. She is like a different person now and dislikes me/wants divorce. Is this hormonal?

My wife started weaning from breastfeeding and her period returned. She is like a different person now and dislikes me/wants divorce. Is this hormonal?

Hard to say: It is hard to blame such a change of attitude on something as simple as hormonal fluctuations. It is time you both went for couples therapy.If she won't go,go yourself.You will need some training in how to deal with the process. ...Read more

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Wanting to fall pregnant while still breastfeeding, what can I do to help? My period hasn't returned yet, bub is nearly 1 and we're starting to wean.

Wanting to fall pregnant while still breastfeeding, what can I do to help?
My period hasn't returned yet, bub is nearly 1 and we're starting to wean.

Wean: Nature designed women for it to be difficult to get pregnant while breastfeeding. It's hard on a woman's body to breastfeed and be pregnant at the same time. Both take something out of you and require extra nutrition. Once you wean your hub, your periods will return and you'll likely get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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