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

I recently had my baby. When should I expect my period to return?

Re: I recently had my baby. 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 to eight weeks after delivery, maybe even sooner. If you’re fully or near-fully breastfeeding, it will actually take months to return. In fact, you might finish breastfeeding altogether before your period comes back. But here’s the real shocker: Even if you’re not getting your period, you can still get pregnant. You could ovulate, or release an egg, well before your menstrual cycle returns. So if you’re going to have sex -- and don’t want another little guy on the way so soon -- remember to use contraception. (And don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

Erin Meanly

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

I'm strictly breastfeeding on demand and my period returned 6 weeks on the dot PP. yeahhh pretty crappy. but oh well. Now I have to wait till my next one comes to get on the BC I want. haha Figures. :-P

justmarried822 |

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

I'm breastfeeding only and my period has not returned yet. My baby is 14 weeks now.

creolewedding |

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

My baby is 4 1/2 months old and i have only had spotting for 2 days at a time twice since birth and I am mainly breastfeeding.

alycat1983 |

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

i'm fully breastfeeding, my son is 4 months old, and i haven't had any spotting or a period. i'm VERY thankful!

TarahJoanna |

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

My baby just had her first birthday and I still don't have my period. I was only able to breastfeed exclusively for 3 months, then have been supplementing and pumping at work. I stopped pumping completely 3 months ago and am still breastfeeding in the morning and at night.

caltman |

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

I am breastfeeding only and my period just came when my daughter was 6mo. Very happy! But, I havent had another one yet, and it has been almost 2 months since... Is it normal? (btw, I was traveling (away of my husband) for 1 month and 1/2 - so, I don't think I am pregant)

giu_alves07 |

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

I'm bottle feeding and didn't get my period until week 20. I was starting to get a little worried!

amandaelsen |