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If I start nursing right away, when will my period come back?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

No, it is not possible to predict when a breastfeeding woman's periods will return.
Mostly likely, it will be a few months. Also, continuing to breastfeed may delay the return of periods even longer. Remember, a woman can get pregnant on the first ovulation after delivery, and then deliver her next baby, without ever getting a period between the first and second babies!

In brief: No

No, it is not possible to predict when a breastfeeding woman's periods will return.
Mostly likely, it will be a few months. Also, continuing to breastfeed may delay the return of periods even longer. Remember, a woman can get pregnant on the first ovulation after delivery, and then deliver her next baby, without ever getting a period between the first and second babies!
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

You may resume normal menstruation immediately or it may be delayed during the entire time you nurse.

In brief: Yes

You may resume normal menstruation immediately or it may be delayed during the entire time you nurse.
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