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Breastfeeders, are you getting your period?

I am 7 weeks PP and the PP bleeding stopped around 3-4 weeks. I have had random spots of blood every now and then but no actual period yet. Are any of you breast feeders getting your period?
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136689 tn?1419580447
i didn't get my period back until i stopped bf
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187316 tn?1386356682
I've been breastfeeding for almost 5 months now and other than the PP bleeding and every once and a while a random spot I've had nothing. From what I understand if you breastfeed your body sends signals to not ovulate.
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171768 tn?1324230099
some people do get their af while breastfeeding. i didn't get it until 4 after i completely stopped. and even then it wasn't regular, since i didn't get the next one until 8 weeks later.
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171768 tn?1324230099
sorry. that was 4 weeks after i stopped bfing completely.
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161938 tn?1212169149
both times  I had to get mine jumpstarted with hormones

*****but warning**** just cause you are not getting period doesn;t mean you can't get pregnant - the second time they checked and I ovulated - I just didn;t have a period!
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162279 tn?1270601359
Jameson is 8 months and still breastfeeding, along with solids now. I STILL havent got my period back yet. So it really can vary from woman to woman.
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93532 tn?1349370450
I didn't get mine until I weaned or nearly weaned. It was bliss not having a period for so long ;-)
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162279 tn?1270601359
I agree Andi...my teenage girls tell me I'm so lucky I havent had a period for so long.LOL
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Avatar universal
with my son i didnt get it till after i weaned, and he wasnt exclusively bf.  with addison i have had 3 or 4 and she is 6 months and bf only. i was so hoping i would luck out and not have one.
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I have had nothing so far and have been bfing my daughter for 4 months.  have a feeling it won't show up until after I stop.
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188576 tn?1287719062
I had nothing until I stopped completely with my first DD and I have had nothing yet and I am breast feeding my second DD. I only bled for the first four weeks PP with both. HTH!
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162948 tn?1205252692
I didn't get my period back until I weaned my son at two years old. Then I had one period and got pregnant. Now breastfeeding dd (10 months) and no period yet. I also have the mirena IUD now and did after ds too. I don't even think I will know what to do when I have a period every month, sounds awful....:(
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174483 tn?1327625477
i was lucky with my first, didnt get a period until she was 13 or 14 months old (when i weaned her) but this time i got my period around 3 months pp :(
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