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  1. #1
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    Default question about AF while EBF

    My daughter is 2 months old and we are EBF. I think I just started my period but its very light and I dont have my normal PMS symptoms (thank goodness). I thought you didn't get AF while EBF. Is it normal to get a light one? Or is this something else?
    ~Kate~

    Mama to
    Addi Born 2/22/08 and supplemented for 3 months
    and
    Charlotte (Charlie) born 7/26/10 EBF and going strong!

    Wife to my best friend and a wonderful man Mike

    My family blog
    That Jakcsy Family

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    Default Re: question about AF while EBF

    with the PP. You can definitely get your period back while EBF. Even those mamas who don't use pacis or bottles and co-sleep can see it return within a few weeks or months of birth.

    If you haven't been using back-up birth control, and don't want another baby right away, now is a very good time to start using contraception in addition to breastfeeding.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
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    Default Re: question about AF while EBF

    I always nursed as much as they wanted and it came back at 12 weeks like clockwork, it really isn't fair!
    Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.

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    Default Re: question about AF while EBF

    I'm still waiting for mine to come back, so don't have any experience to share, but wondered if it could just be a bit of post-birth spotting. If I remember correctly, the bleeding usually stops by 6 weeks, but I think I had occasional spotting for a week or two after that, especially if I did something more physically strenuous than normal. If you think that's possible, try taking it easy for a while.

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    Default Re: question about AF while EBF

    Thanks ladies.
    ~Kate~

    Mama to
    Addi Born 2/22/08 and supplemented for 3 months
    and
    Charlotte (Charlie) born 7/26/10 EBF and going strong!

    Wife to my best friend and a wonderful man Mike

    My family blog
    That Jakcsy Family

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