Join Date: Aug 2005
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How busy have you been since your baby was born? Did you take an official baby moon (meaning 5 days each in, on, and around your bed)? How is your diet? Are you eating a lot of protein, green leafies, a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day, and Naturally Derived Essential Fatty Acids?
It is common if you are "overdoing" it to go backward in your bleeding. This is one of the ways that your body speaks to you...if you are doing too much and you have stopped bleeding you can actually start up again...if it has gone to brown, it will turn bright red again.
Your body did the physical equivalent of running two back to back marathons when you birthed your baby. To heal/recover from that well, it needs superb nutrition. Doing things like getting apples cut up and baby carrots in a bag, yogurt in small servings, cheese in cubes, salad all made up in a gallon sized ziplock that you can serve quickly with no effort, whole grain crackers nearby, nut/seed butters and whole grain bread easily accessable, homemade soup in the crockpot on the counter all day to grab and slup down in a free second...all help you to make sure that you are getting the nutrition you need on the fly.
Another thought is are you exlusively breastfeeding on demand, do you put the baby to your breast for all of it's sucking needs (ie: do you use a pacifier), and does the baby sleep with you at night and do you take one nursing nap with the baby during the day? If you are not doing those things all together, it is possible that you are starting your cycles back.
Take gentle care of yourself, mama...
Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!