Periods

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  1. kitty2016

    kitty2016 Well-Known Member

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    I'm exclusively breastfeeding and my period returned at 8weeks. So annoyed. Anyone else experience this? I was hoping for a good year at least!
     
  2. El1en

    El1en Well-Known Member

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    I breastfed for 11 months but my period came back at 6months. I was disappointed to I would have been gutted if it had come at 8weeks
     
  3. kitty2016

    kitty2016 Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping it was a fluke at 8 weeks because it only lasted 2 days and was very light. I'm now 12 weeks pp and it's come back in full force, cramps and all! It's so frustrating, I plan to breastfeed for at least a year so hoped they wouldn't return until after then. My sis in law's didn't return for 2.5 years!! :'-(
    Please someone tell me a positive about this happening (and not getting pregnant!!)
     
  4. Sprout

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    Yep, mine was at 6 weeks. I was not happy!!
     
  5. kitty2016

    kitty2016 Well-Known Member

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    Have you had another baby since then? My husband keeps making jokes about me being a baby making machine and that my periods have returned early so that we can crack
    on having another!! But I've read that even if you start early you can be infertile for first few cycles x
     
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    Karenb Well-Known Member

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    I bf for almost a year and started bleeding after 9 months. Still hasn't stopped 5 months on so having to be examined :( so annoying
     
  7. Sprout

    Sprout Well-Known Member

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    21 weeks with no 2 at the moment :D Fell pregnant first month trying when no 1 was 17 months (and still bfing)
     
  8. Eryinera

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    Dang.. after the initial bleeding stopped which took ages I had 3 weeks off then my periods started again. I wasn't even aware breastfeeding could stop them. Lol
     

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