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Postby charlie77 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:42 pm

Just a quick question, since giving birth i have been bleeding but as this started to slow down it got really heavy again, just like a period and has been this way for 3 days now, My little boy is 4 weeks and4 days old.
Has anyone eles started having periods so soon after birth while breastfeeding, as i thought that it was one of the perks of breastfeeding.
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Postby DeniseM » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:43 am

Might just be still post partum bleeding... I bled for about 8 weeks. Nothing since then though.
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Postby k » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:54 am

Hi charlie

I bled for approx 4 weeks following the birth, then it slowed down and stopped. At my 6 week check up (Actually I think it was at 7 weeks) I started bleeding that morning! I was also exclusively breastfeeding. The nurse said it was probably my period and it can happen even if you are breastfeeding. It only lasted a day! I didnt have another period for 6 months just before I started giving Jenna solids. Since then things have got back to normal.

Hope this helps and sorry if TMI :oops:

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