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This is mainly a question for breastfeeding mums. How long after your babies did you get your period back?

Posted by MrsMcD, 5th January 2015

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  • For me it was 2 months after all four pregnancies and I was breastfeeding all of them so I had to go on the mini pill. I think it’s different for everyone.

  • While exclusively breastfeeding, I never had a period. It was about 4 months after i weaned them off completely that i had my first period! So 16-15mths after giving birth.

  • Whilst feeding I never got it back.just finished feeding my 6 month old son in december and got my period end of January

  • I breastfed my daughter and I got my period back after around 8 months.

  • I didn’t breast feed and it was about 3 months both times.

  • when my daughter was 12 months i got my first period back and then got pregnant again 2 weeks later! one period in 3 years has been fantastic lol

  • It can vary and does for each woman.

  • my first child was 6months
    2nd and 3rd child was 6 weeks
    i had irregular cycles after the 3rd child. first period was fine and got another period after 2 weeks, then 5 weeks. doc said that i was fine and adjusting. now i am regular lol

  • Between 2 and 3 not at all and conceived after one time while fully bf. 14 month age gap
    After 4, 4 months
    After no 5 still waiting and she is fully bf and 6 months old

  • I didn’t get my period back until I stopped breast feeding my son at 6 months of age. It is normal to not get your period whilst breast feeding.

  • It can vary a lot! I was hoping for a year but only had 3 months between each and all 3 were exclusively breastfed for 12+ months. With my first, I didn’t get a period back and was pregnant again when he was 3 months old (exclusively breastfed and he used to feed constantly!) so I have 12.5 months between the first two!

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