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    Thanks everyone.

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    okay I just thought of another one...

    I've read that you can go a long time without having a period when you're nursing. Does that mess up your hormones or cause any issues I might need to know about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    okay I just thought of another one...

    I've read that you can go a long time without having a period when you're nursing. Does that mess up your hormones or cause any issues I might need to know about?
    Nope. And just think about how great it would be not to get your period for a long time.

    If you think about it this way - we are feeding our babies the way nature intended - doesn't it seem like anything that happens as a result is because it's supposed to be that way? It helps to naturally space children out.
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    When you nurse you and baby are flooded with the hormone oxytocin - the loving/bonding hormone. Your estrogen levels are very low. That means less or no sex drive. The oxytocin makes me a laid back happy mama. I am still period free at 14.5 months. When Brandon sleeps through the night you are more likely to get period back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    That means less or no sex drive.
    that's so NOT an issue with me. No period sounds great to me, I just wondered if it caused mood swings or anything so I'm not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    that's so NOT an issue with me. No period sounds great to me, I just wondered if it caused mood swings or anything so I'm not surprised.


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    BUT - its REALLY important to know that you CAN get pregnant before your period returns!
    Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*brandons.mom View Post
    that's so NOT an issue with me. No period sounds great to me, I just wondered if it caused mood swings or anything so I'm not surprised.
    No. But lactating adds to the fierce mama bear need to protect. When Brandon cries, don be surprised if your milk let's down.

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    Sometimes the initial blast of hormone/change can lead to post partum depression but nursing doesn't make that more likely. Just make sure you talk to your foster mom about watching for signs of it.

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    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.


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    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sixyearplan View Post
    No. But lactating adds to the fierce mama bear need to protect. When Brandon cries, don be surprised if your milk let's down.
    Or any baby for that matter.
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
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