So I went for my 6 week post natal check up with gp yesterday and she said if I'm still bleeding at this stage they would normally give a course of antibiotics in case of any bits of retained placenta. But because I had a c section this seems unlikely. So she's happy to leave it now but said if I'm still bleeding next week to go back for antibiotics.
Today my bleeding is heavier and I've also had period type cramps so I'm wondering if I'm now having a period rather than still bleeding post baby. I'm just a bit unsure as I presumed that if you are exclusively breastfeeding you don't really ovulate or have periods? I'm not at all worried about being pregnant but just want to avoid an antibiotic course if it unnecessary. So has anyone else had a period while breastfeeding 6 weeks post birth?