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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?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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