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Breast Feeding

Period after breastfeeding

02/26/2007

Question:

My baby is about 5 months old I breastfeed for the first 3 months. I still have not had a period yet. Is this strange. Should I call my doctor? I had my tubes tide in November.

Answer:

This is still within normal limits. Your hormones are still not back to the pre-pregnant state, but still need a little more time.

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Response by:

Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati