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Stopped Breastfeeding, when will my period return? Lock Rss

Hi everyone! I stopped breastfeeding my daughter six weeks ago when she was 4 1/2 months old. When should I expect the return of my period as I haven't had one yet since giving birth. I had some major cramping a few weeks back and could have sworn I'd get it any day, but nothing.
I breastfed my first child until he was 9 months old and my period had returned before I stopped breastfeeding, so I don't know what to expect this time around.
Your thoughts and experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Lauryn.
Hi - my period returned about 2 months after I stopped breast feeding. I too had some symptoms early but when I did eventually get it - boy did I know about it, so I say dont wish it back too early!!

Mummy to Joe and Maggie

It's hard to say exactly! My first I didn't b/f passed 2mths and I didn't get it back till he was 6mths. With my second I managed to half b/f for 3mths and it came back when she was 9wks. This time I am still half b/f and bub is 9mths and only had a bit of spotting here and there.

Mum(29) - DS 7yr, DD 4yr & DD 2yr

thanks for everyones experiences. Just thought I'd update you all and let you know that I ended up getting my period, 2 months after stopping breastfeeding. Approx 2 weeks after I was getting symptoms that it was on its way. And it wasn't that bad either, just normal.

Wishing you all luck,


All I have to say is make the most of the time... my periods came back when bubs was 4 months old even though I was fully breastfeeding him.

They have come back with a vengeance and not having them for over a year... it was definitely a shock to the system... and now AF is all over the place... so I'm not sure when it comes... and so pregnancy scares galore... I have found that I am heaps emotional and cranky a few days out...

Anyway, hope you're not too worried about it.

All the best.

Bye for now.

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