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Thread: Can weaning process cause late period?

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    Default Can weaning process cause late period?

    In process of "don't offer, don't refuse" weaning. She dropped to 3x/day for the past 2 weeks or so and I haven't pushed dropping anymore feedings right now. DD is 12 months. Have had regular periods since she was almost 4 months. They come like clockwork every 4 weeks and even start around the same time of day(am) every time. I had regular periods early on w/other 2 DD's and when I weaned them it never effected my periods. Period was due yesterday(Sunday) morning and still isn't here(now mid-day Monday). This is just VERY unlike me to be late! Little freaked out b/c I am not on birth control and I watch for mucous changes and sometimes chart my temps. I was thinking last night maybe this is due to the dropped feedings this month? Thanks

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    Default Re: Can weaning process cause late period?

    I can't speak as an expert, but I am experiencing the same thing. I was like clockwork the whole time my son was nursing, but as soon as he weaned, I became very irregular again. I had a panic that first month and was worried that I was pregnant (I wasn't, but I was really really late ). I'm glad to see I'm not the only one!

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    Default Re: Can weaning process cause late period?

    It definately could affect your period.. but you might want to take a pregnancy test just to be sure.

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