Periods while breastfeeding
19 December, 2002
I've just started my period for the first time after the birth of my son. He is four months old and I am breastfeeding full time. Will I have regular periods from now on, or is this just a one-time thing?
Breastfeeding causes hormonal changes which generally suppress ovulation, leading either to amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), or to irregular bleeding. The point at which regular ovulation resumes varies from woman to woman. Therefore, the only way to know if you will now have regular periods is to wait and see.
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