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Question: I am scared about my period!


 babycute - Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:35 am

I had my daughter nearly 10 months ago. Over the last month she has been weaned off breast feeding and onto formula. I've started to get scared about my period not coming back. I had it for the six weeks after I had her and then two weeks later I had a light period for not even a week. Since then, I have had no bleeding. I have done a couple of home pregnancy tests and all have been negative. I am scared and don't know who to ask about this and I am far too embarrassed to talk to my doctor as we don't see eye to eye on things.
 leigh30 - Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:48 pm

hi i am not a doctor but i had the same thing happen to me after i had my first child ( exactly the same as what you are saying) i was also worried and done several pregnancy tests, after id stopped breast feeding completely i had my period between 6 - 8 weeks later. i was still a few days late the following month but gradually they did return to normal, i spoke to my doc at the time and she told me this is very normal. i hope this helps
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:46 pm

User avatar I would completely agree with leigh30. The return of menses after delivery is extremely variable. Some women will begin very quickly after, other will not start for nearly a year.

Breast feeding tends to delay menses but should not be considered a method of birth control.

If your period does not start within 2-3 months after stopping breast feeding I would recommend you see your obstetrician just to make sure everything is OK.

Best wishes.
 babycute - Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:32 am

I would completely agree with leigh30. The return of menses after delivery is extremely variable. Some women will begin very quickly after, other will not start for nearly a year.

Breast feeding tends to delay menses but should not be considered a method of birth control.

If your period does not start within 2-3 months after stopping breast feeding I would recommend you see your obstetrician just to make sure everything is OK.

Best wishes.


Thanks for your wishes sir!

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