Is it even possible that I'm getting my period at 6 weeks post partum when I exclusively breast feed on demand?
I remember with my first I had some bleeding well after the lochia stopped, and that was around 5 weeks pp. It lasted a day or two and was no big deal, and then my actual periods returned at 5 months pp (and were like clockwork...very regular and I am pretty sure I was ovulating right away).
This is different though. A few days ago, I was in a horrible mood and feeling "off" and I blamed it on hormones. I even said to my husband "if I didn't know better, I'd say I have PMS!" And then, yesterday I started bleeding. And this is very much period-type bleeding, and is still heavy today.
My 6 week old daughter goes long stretches without nursing (4-6 hours), both at night and sometimes in the afternoon when she takes a long nap. She's never been a cluster nurser, and never nurses more than every 2 hours or so. I've heard that the frequency baby nurses can be related to how soon you get your period back. Is that true?
Has anyone actually had real periods return at just 6 weeks pp?