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Breastfeeding and no periods yet!
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kgemmell posted:
Hello-
My son is currently almost 9 months on the 15th of this month. I have not had a period at all yet. I still breastfeed him only a little bit still and have been for the last few months. I am currently feeding him once at night/early AM - at like 5/6 AM - and the he eats a little sometimes maybe not at all at like 4. I am trying to ween off completely. I am worried that my period has not returned at all yet. Nothing at all. I am on the mini pill too for birth control. I would like my cycle to get back in sync and be normal again (then again not complaining I am not having it! ) But is this normal of anyone's experience? Do I need to be completely weened off? I asked the doctor when my baby was 6 months old and she said most likely that was the reason but I was feeding him much more then. Everything I have read states that once you drop most feedings you should have your period return and I must have something wrong with me? Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!
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phoenix31674 responded:
It's different for every woman. With DD, she was over a year old before I got mine and she was a very good eater. DS is almost 9 months and nothing, but he really just started solids last week. But some women who breastfeed exclusively get theirs back within a month or two of giving birth and others don't. I would say if it's been a couple of months after weaning fully and you don't still have it, it would be worth pursuing with your doc, but while you are still feeding him at all, you might not get it.


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