Menstruation 3 weeks PP?

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Menstruation 3 weeks PP?

Postby chuffman » Fri May 21, 2010 5:26 pm

Is it possible to start your period 3 weeks pp after a c-section, while breastfeeding? I was just about done with the lochia, and started bleeding new blood today. I was under the impression that I wouldn't have a period until after I stopped BF...
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Postby Twinklebug » Fri May 21, 2010 6:13 pm

I know some people do get a period while breastfeeding, but 3 weeks PP seems a bit early. I did not BF and I got my period at exactly 8 weeks after my C section. It sounds like your lochia may have started up again. Sometimes that can happen if you over-exert yourself. Mine stopped and started up a couple of times before it was completely done, but I would get in touch with your OB just to make sure its normal for you.
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Postby Fawkes » Fri May 21, 2010 7:44 pm

Did you do anything "extra" like house work or a lot of walking? Sometimes bleeding can start up again when you think it's stopped. It could very well still be lochia and not PPAF. I know for me it went down to spotting and some days nothing, so I'd go for a walk or wash diapers or laundry and then bam! it would start right back up again. So overworking your body TOO soon can cause the bleeding to start again.
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Postby Ashley » Sat May 22, 2010 4:49 am

After about a week I didn't bleed at all I just had lochia I got my ppaf at 4wks so i'd think its possible although I thought bfing would hold it off longer. I stopped bfing at 2wks for issues we were having. I've now had 3 cycles since having him. My first ppaf @4wks I didn't think it was because I bled for about 2 days then nothing...when I had my 6wks pp check up my doc told me that's what it was.
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Re: Menstruation 3 weeks PP?

Postby NJK » Sun May 23, 2010 10:03 pm

chuffman wrote:Is it possible to start your period 3 weeks pp after a c-section, while breastfeeding? I was just about done with the lochia, and started bleeding new blood today. I was under the impression that I wouldn't have a period until after I stopped BF...


Cara, the exact situation is happening to me. I am demand BFing DD2 and occasionally BFing DD1. I thought the lochia was almost gone and it started today bright red, and I am GRUMPY GRUMPY GRUMPY and getting AF symptoms too so I am wondering.

I got my first period at 3 weeks and 3 days PP with my first daughter too, and I was EBFing. Some women are just mighty unlucky :)
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Postby haleyf » Mon May 24, 2010 5:23 am

I didn't have a csection but I got my af at 5 1/2 wks pp while breastfeeding exclusivly, around the clock on demand. So it is possible!!!
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Postby luvin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:06 pm

Yep, I exclusively breast fed and pumped, and I think it was 3-4 weeks postpartum I got a period. I told the doc at my 6 week check up and she said that sometimes it happens. Good thing we weren't DTD yet! lol
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Postby Lizc0002 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:55 am

Oh that stinks, you poor thing, my period never came back until several months after I stopped BFing...

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