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Old 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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EBF and return of period

I am exclusively breastfeeding my 7 week old son. I have been since the beginning - on demand and sometimes as often as every hour! He does occasionally sleep 5 hours during the night, but usually wakes every 2-3 to nurse. It seems like my period may already be coming back though! Did any of you ladies experience this?? Is there something I've done wrong? I haven't even been pumping - just nursing 'round the clock!

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Yes. I got mine back at 6 weeks
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I had some bleeding at 8 weeks and again at 10 months.
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Re: EBF and return of period

Mine came back after EBF, on demand, at night, co-sleeping, etc., after 12 weeks or so.
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Re: EBF and return of period

I had spotting at 3 months, full AF came back fairly regular at 4 months, and that was with nursing every 2 hours without fail. Everyone is different!
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Re: EBF and return of period

Yes, it's totally normal and you've done nothing wrong. I've nursed twice around the clock on demand and both times AF returned to normal monthly cycles at 6 weeks PP. People just don't talk about getting it back early like they do about it coming right away. Also with my first, I was pumping and it came back at 6 weeks too, so nothing changed for me pumping or on demand.
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I've birthed 7 and each baby got better. Sleep was actually a huge thing. Everyone I'd have several bad nights in a row. I usually would bleed (within the first 12 weeks). I got my period back right away with the first at 12 weeks with second and 6 months with the rest
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Re: EBF and return of period

I think it's different for every woman. I'm still breastfeeding my son at 21 months and have not had a cycle. Not looking forward to the day it returns!
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