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When Will I Get My Period?

Now that baby's here, when should I expect my period to return?

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Now that baby's here, when should I expect my period to return?

The Bump Expert

That depends on whether you’re breastfeeding or not. If you’re not breastfeeding, your period could come back about six weeks after delivery, maybe even sooner, says Dr. Laura Riley.

If you’re fully or near-fully breastfeeding, it may actually take months to return. According to Riley, it varies a lot from mom to mom. Some nursing moms get their period early, while some get it when baby starts feeding less and eating solids more, around six months. Others don't menstruate until they finish breastfeeding altogether.

Here’s the real shocker: Even if you’re not getting your period, you can still get pregnant. You could ovulate (release an egg) well before your menstrual cycle returns. And Riley says you'll lower your risk of having a pregnancy with complications if you wait at least nine months postpartum to conceive again. So if you’re going to have sex -- and don’t want another little guy on the way so soon -- use contraception. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

Expert: Laura Riley, MD, is director of labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital

Erin Meanly

Q&A: When should my period return after baby?

I breastfed my first for 18 months and my period did not come back until his 1st birthday.

Kttykat7 |

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i am formula feeding and my period came back 8 wks after baby was born

aubrieparker |

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depends. i was partially breastfeeding supplementing with formula and mines came back 2 months after birth

starpower729 |

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I've only breastfed, my daughter is 3 months old and my period just returned. Really annoying!

nicolaolsen1982 |

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feel so much better better. I breast feed and supplement with formula. My daughter is 4 months old and no period yet. I was starting to get worried. Now I guess I can enjoy this break

ajz2113 |

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im going through the same thing right now i had my baby 2 months ago and only had 1 period sence the after math bleeding.. i was starting to really freak out thinking i may be pregnate again ( ive only had sex once sence i had him and we used protection) but i didnt have this problem with my first baby so i was freaking out lol.. funny as it is i have been praying for my period not knowing that i may not get it for some time because im fully breastfeeding.. awhh thank god for this site because i was actually freaking out lol

mamat13 |

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I'm exclusively breast feeding my 14-month old and still have not gotten my period... I'm pretty sure that's on the long side, but you certainly shouldn't worry about it until after you've stopped breast feeding.

claradutton |

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I am exclusively breastfeeding my son, he is 4months old, and my period returned at 7 weeks. I've had 2 since he was born. Why didn't I get the break? : )

CBokuBaby |

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Almost 6 mths for mine to come back. Mainly breastfeeding w/ the occasional bottle of formula.

jlees2005 |

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Breastfeeding moms, you can still get your period even if you're exclusively feeding at the breast. I got mine at 7 weeks pp and I was pumping once a day only to let dad feed once a day. My midwife said that I'm just one of the extra sensitive women (and unlucky I guess).

natsirt21 |

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There really is no hard and fast rule...your body will decide. I was breastfeeding exclusively and my period returned after my 6 weeks postpartum check!. I thought it was still related to d birth and then 28 days later, it was back!. No such luck for me.

bukki4u |

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I exclusively breastfed and my period returned the day my son turned 5 weeks old. Got pregnant again a few weeks after that (which was planned, I assure you!) and DS #2 will be here a few weeks or so before DS #1 turns 1!

beccamaxx |

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Mine came back at almost exactly 6 weeks.

Fancylovexoxo |

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i had my baby two and 1/2 months ago and i got my first period 6 weeks after. my husband and i have had sex since then twice but i have yet to get my period again. is it normal to skip a month? Im not breastfeeding, lack of milk production and i was just wondering could it be possible?

lobando07 |

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I had my baby (by c section) ecactly 6 weeks ago today. Im mainly breastfeeding & I suppliment with formula as needed but no period yet. Hopefully I dont jinx myself by posting this and get it later today or tomorrow or something! lol

Deyaisa |

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My baby will be 3 months and i already got my period, everybody is surprise and so am I. Actually I was bleeding for like a month after giving birth then it stop for about 2 weeks and now i been spotting for 2 weeks right after i got the Depo.

almortiz19 |

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I was starting to spot, and it's only been 4 weeks since i had my baby! but i think it stopped.

jazzy2012 |

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My baby is goin on 3 months soon and I still havnt gotten my period, I breastfeed during the day && he takes formula wen I go to skool @ nite, I havnt gotten my depo shot yet so we use condoms sumtimes but should I still be worried

dionsmommy23 |

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My baby is 4 months old today and my period just returned and I exclusively brestfeed... So pissed but at least I can track my cycle now... It was alot shorter and lighter than normal tho, I think it's cuz I don't feed my baby often enough and she sleeps 12 hours during the night with no feeding

sucreintheoven |

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My baby is 20 weeks old and only breastfeeding and I have not had my period yet. My doctor said I have to wait to get my IUD implanted until I have my period. My husband wants to have sex but he doesn't want to wear anything and said he didn't get married to do that. So now what we wait?? Is there something else that I can take.

kpropst |

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I ebf both my kids and still got my period 5 weeks out both times.

willowprincess |

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i just had my second daughter and she'll be 2 months on the 20th of sept. and i have still not gotten my period.... im getting scared and worried.... i stopped postpartum bleeding at 4-5 weeks after having her.... so what is going on? HELP please!!!!

destiny&lexismommy |

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i am breastfeeding .My baby now has 9 month but my period did not come back .i think the period come back when the number of breastfeeding decrease .

LYDIAMIMI |

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My son is one month old today, born via c-section and I am fairly sure my period has returned. I have had the normal post delivery bleeding but the last two days has been different. The blood looks more like a period and I have felt a little off. I thought it was from the stress of a new baby and college but now I am thinking it was mild PMS.

PastryMom53 |

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I'm 6.5 weeks postpartum and breast feeding like gangbusters. My period has returned. It's been about three days and I'm now bleeding like crazy. I am watching to see what happens (if it slows down or stays this heavy) before I call my OB about the heaviness (I'm soaking an overnight pad in about an hour.) Doesn't help that this all comes about Xmas weekend.

gladygirlca |

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I exculsivly breast feeded my second baby for six and then started adding food and breast feeding until she was 15 month. I have stop breast feeding her and yet I can't see my period. While my first baby stop breast feeding at 9months and I saw my period at 10months. Am worried, is something wrong with me?

dinmma |

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my baby is now 4 months, i am breast feeding and i haven't got my period yet

veeeeeeeeee |

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my son was preemie by 10weeks, and he is now 5months (3months corrected age) and my period hasnt come yet

mudder01 |

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I am breastfeeding and pumpimg no formula and my son is 6 months and i still have no period.

lshefaye |