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Old 05-07-2003, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question weird bleeding while breastfeeding

About a month ago, I had some bleeding when I went to the restroom- I wiped and all of a sudden I was bleeding a whole bunch. I had to stay on the toilet and just let it drip. (sorry, I know that is a little graphic). It went away later that day, and I forgot about it. But now today it has come back again, and it was the same story. Wiped, saw blood, had to let it drip, and it has almost gone away now. Is this my period? I thought you didnt get a period while bfing? If it is my period, then I'm ovulating right? Thanks everyone!

Old 05-07-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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You can still have a period while breast feeding. Some people don't. That could be why it is a little irregular, but let your doc know. Unless you start to bleed a pad an hour there's not much reason to be concerned, but let's be safe. Yes you are probably ovulating if you are having periods.

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Old 05-08-2003, 07:15 AM   #3
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if you don't have your period when you breastfeed, does that mean you are not ovulating?
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Old 05-08-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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Not always. You can still ovulate and not have a period. Some say you are most fertile right after delivery.

Old 05-09-2003, 11:48 AM   #5
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thanks for the replies everybody. So is this my period? Or the beginnings of it? If so, that really sucks!! I was enjoying not having to worry about it!

Old 05-09-2003, 03:19 PM   #6
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After my first baby, I got my period pretty quick (about six weeks after he was born). However, they didn't get regular untill he was about six months.

I guess I would assume its your period. I know it does suck, since no periods are supposed to be a nice benefit of breastfeeding!
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Old 05-10-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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Your first period after giving birth is usually a pretty heavy one, even if you've been BF for a long time.

Old 05-10-2003, 11:00 PM   #8
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humm... i am wondering if the bleeding i am having right now is my Period ?~?

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