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1st pp period....

I am 12 wks pp and I still have not gotten my period. I exclusively formula feed. I bleed for about 4 weeks immediately after. Is this normal? I am starting to get nervous. DH and I have had intercourse multiple times, but used protection every time.

Re: 1st pp period....

  • Its normal to not have a period while BFing especially if you're feeding every 3 hours or so. The hormones needed for BFing suppress ovulation. That being said, if your LO goes for long stretches at night (5-6 hours or more) without a feeding then you're more likely to start ovulating again. You don't have to have a period to have ovulated either so you may want to POAS!
  • I am not breast feeding, that's why I am concerned
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  • No idea. Call your doc. GL!

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  • if you were breast feeding exclusively I'd say it's very normal, although I'm pretty much exclusively breast feeding and still got my period.

    get a test and check with your doctor!
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  • @NADA-H‌ how many weeks pp are you and when did you get your period? I ask because I'm 7 weeks pp on Friday and EBF but my LO goes long stretches at night. I'm thinking AF may show her ugly face soon.
  • I got my first period at 8 weeks pp, i will be 9 weeks tomorrow. My post partum bleeding went on until 6 weeks pp too
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  • And yes my baby started sleeping for longer stretches at 6 weeks so that might be part of why? I guess
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  • When i was given the birth control to take while BF my nurse said the effects cpuld be long stretches of having a period or sometomes skipping. Since you are only doing formula not sure if you went back to same old birth control. You do need to take birth control for a whole 1 month cycle in order for it to work properly.
  • I got my period 8 weeks PP. I started taking birth control (the pill) then stopped because of horrible side effects. I'm thinking about getting an IUD now.
  • Got mine 10 weeks PP not breastfeeding. First child I had it by 6 weeks PP. I'm sure your situation is normal.
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  • With my first I didn't get a period until 12 weeks pp. (I was freaking out too!) The dr said up to 6 months can be normal, even when not breastfeeding.

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