Hi ladies... My baby girl is breastfed. She is now 14 months. I got my period back on a regular cycle at around 6 months post-birth. She started solids then, but I was still bf very frequently. I currently have my period, but it is a strange one .... I am a bit concerned. It started normally, tapering off to brown blood around day 5 as normal. But then the brown blood continued and even increased for days. It is now day 13 and am still bleeding... It's now both red and brown blood. Not heavy at all though.
Now- this last month I have weaned her to 2 feeds a day with no night feeds at all. This is the first period since that change.
What are your thoughts or experiences?? Could this simply be a weird period because of the weaning? I've had blood tests (concerned about ectopic pregnancy due to my history) but not pregnant and no infections.
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08-01-2014 11:15 #1
Strange periods after cutting down to 2 breastfeeds a day
08-01-2014 17:26 #2
08-01-2014 17:27 #3
I'm not sure, sounds annoying though. I had weird periods after weaning but not as you described. I hope someone can help, or perhaps a trip to the gyno is in order?
08-01-2014 17:29 #4
I'm no expert but id say it's probably about the weaning. The brown blood is old blood. If it's not heavy I wouldn't worry to much but maybe worth a chat with your GP. Are you on the pill?
08-01-2014 21:01 #5
No, definitely not on the pill! No need for that with me (at least not for contraception purposes! Had to go through IVF for my baby, and I had a miscarriage and ectopic before that). Have a gynae checkup in a few weeks. Hopefully this will go away!!
08-01-2014 22:51 #6Senior Member
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Probably just everything settling down. My cycles were askew for awhile after ds and after my ectopics they settled properly with acupuncture and tcm.
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