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Postby jennywit » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:59 pm

Just a question to you moms out there....My beautiful little boy is now 4 months old. I have been breastfeeding him with only a little formula supplement when needed. Last week I spotted 2 times just a little-does this mean my period is coming back? Does it mean that I may stop producing milk soon? Any advice or personal experiences would be appreciated.
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Postby ajdec » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:52 pm

I wish I had an answer for you...but I am curious as to responses as well! My son is only 5 weeks old and I had to supplement him from the start for several reasons. But I am still breastfeeding but low and behold...mother nature has decided to visit already! And there has been a definite change in "the girls" since my period started arriving.

So let's hope for some feedback on your question!
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Postby jennywit » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:36 am

ajdec-thanks for your response & CONGRATS to you! Any ladies out there willing to share their thoughts??
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Postby nwquiz » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:08 pm

well as for mother nature my son is 19weeks and still no signs of it. Am breastfeeding 100% and was told it may take a while. but some ladies do get their cycles faster just depends on individual bodies. another thing i know am losing so much weight with the breastfeeding cant eat enough or is it am scared of gaining weight. anyone else with the weight issue?
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Postby kellym » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:04 pm

Nwquiz, I am with you on the weight loss thing. I have lost so much weight it is pretty gross. I am not a huge eater so I can't seem to eat enough but I do try. I pump and feed my twins breastmilk that way and they are now almost 11 months. I am going to stop at a year when I can switch them to whole milk but in the meantime I have lost a lot of weight. Hopefully I will gain some of it back in the fall.

Jennywit, my little ones are 11 months (I am still giving them breastmilk) and still no AF. I have a friend whose AF showed up almost immediately after giving birth and she continued to breastfeed until 9 months - she always had plenty of milk. So, I don't think that AF necessarily will reduce your milk flow.
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Postby nwquiz » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:18 pm

kelly: good to hear the same is happening to someone else. It was scaring me coz ppl are alwayus making comments that i need to stop breastfeeding since am losing to much weight. Oh well i also do hope to gain some back after i stop nursing. Mine is only 5months now and i feel like my supply is variable. I do pump at daytime and when i get home i just breast feed. But for two you are doing really good. Wish to do the same.
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