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Old 10-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
OHIOFIFI
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Re: BFing delay monthly period?

Definitely. I was just at my OB 2 days ago for my annual and they were asking me why I didn't fill in how long my cycles typically were. I told them I haven't had a regular period since DS birth Aug 2011. I am even mentioned that I didn't have a period (again) this month just drk brown discharge and cramps. Doc said that is classic nursing mother periods (or lack there of). Estrogen is what causes you to develop a lining to shed and nursing can diminish your estrogen. For me, my body knew it was time to shed but there was nothing to shed so all I had was cramps and some old blood discharge. It doesn't happen to every woman but is a classic symptom for nursing moms who don't have regular periods. I think I have had maybe 4 periods since DS birth.
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