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My baby is 8 months old, sleeps through the night, down to 4 or so milk – breast feeds – a day. The problem is I still haven’t got my period back, when should I start to worry/ expect its return? When do your periods start after a baby?

Posted by anon, 31/05/13

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  • Everyone is different. I have breastfed four children and got mine back everytime breastfeeding including feeding twins. Some people don’t get it back until they have completely finished feeding. You will just have to wait and see when it comes back.


  • Honestly it will come when it wants. It varies for everyone,


  • Following – Expecting 1st bub in Nov


  • Every one is different but see dr if worried!


  • As soon as I stopped breast feeding.


  • It varies vastly from woman to woman. I had my baby 7 months ago and still hasn’t returned


  • I don’t get mine till I start to wean baby. Everyone different! Don’t stress enjoy the break!


  • Three months after giving birth. Not everyone the same, if you worry check to your GP.


  • my bub is 6 months old and feeds 6-8 times a day and i think mine is coming any day :(


  • mine returned not long after.


  • My commenced very soon after ceasing breastfeeding.


  • Often when the breastfeeding is dramatically reduced.


  • Mine didn’t start til 18 months after I had my first child, and that was 2 months after I stopped breastfeeding. Even then, they didn’t come back regularly for about 6 months. I know lots of girls whose periods haven’t started til well after they stopped breastfeeding.


  • With some people it never returns, everyone is different


  • Mine only returned when bub was 11 months old and was still feeding 6 times day and night but I do know of some people that theirs did not return until they weaned completely from feeding bub


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