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Your Postpartum Periods Might Be Heavier And More Irregular Than The Ones You Had Pre-Pregnancy
first period after breastfeeding - Women's Health: Postpartum - MedHelp
One of the peculiar perks of pregnancy is nine-plus months of no period. But after your baby is born, it's just a matter of time before Aunt Flo pops in and says, "I'm baaaack! Still, your period will return eventually — and it could make its appearance in the first few months even if you are breastfeeding. And though there's absolutely no reason to pull the nursing plug once your period does resume, your baby may react to the event with a bit of fussing; while you're menstruating, you might experience a temporary drop in milk supply and the taste of your milk might change slightly due to hormonal changes. Keep in mind that your contraceptive needs may have changed.
Back to Pregnancy. If you bottle feed your baby, or combine bottle feeding with breastfeeding, your first period could start as soon as 5 to 6 weeks after you give birth. If you fully breastfeed including at night without any bottle feeding, your periods may not start again until you stop breastfeeding, or until you stop night-time breastfeeding. This is because the hormone that causes your body to make breast milk can stop your body making the hormones that control your periods. As your baby starts breastfeeding less often, around 3 feeds a day, you may start "spotting".
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