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#1 of 4 Old 10-03-2005, 08:04 PM - Thread Starter
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I had a baby six weeks ago.
I bled for about three weeks then it stopped completly for 2.5 weeks then I started bleeding again a few days ago. Before it started again I felt slightly crampy like I usually do before my period.
Is it possible to get your period back this soon while breastfeeding? My baby sleeps in 4-7 hour streches at night already. maybe thats the reason?
Or is it just PP bleeding that started up for some reason?
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#2 of 4 Old 10-03-2005, 08:12 PM
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It could be either. I got AF back early both times (5 weeks w/ ds1 and 6 weeks w/ ds2) even though I was bfing AND it came regularly for me too.

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It could be either....really no way to tell..wait about 4 weeks and see if it returns...if so, your cycle is likely back..if not....then its not...for me, i bled 5 weeks, then no bleeding, then at week 7, started bleeding again for almost 2 weeks... My midwife said that any bleeding before 8 weeks she considers PP bleeding, even if it stops and then starts up again......although, there is always the slight chance you could be in the group with sarahmae!!

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#4 of 4 Old 10-27-2005, 02:12 AM
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Yep, it is possible. I had it all the time. Breast feeding with all four and period was back 6 or seven weeks after new baby arrived. ANIKO
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