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Periods after 1st baby

By Anonymous April 23, 2017 - 8:19am
 
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What's periods like after the first baby I got mine back in feb start/mid and in march mid but now April is a no show I did a test and it was negative am still breast feeding and I'm getting cramps that come and go I'm so confused

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for reaching out to us, today.

Of women who choose not to breastfeed, approximately 80% find their period has returned within 10 weeks. Breastfeeding can delay menstruation and ovulation for 20 weeks or more, but it is not uncommon to find your period returning sooner, or much later, than 20 weeks.

It sounds like your period may be on its way. It's hard to say exactly when your periods will be regular again once they begin. It can be different for each woman.

Helena

April 23, 2017 - 12:35pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Period returned 8 months after her birth and only breast feed at night and once during the day as she has solids it's day 44 of cycle

April 23, 2017 - 7:34pm
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