Totally bummed that my period came back at 4 months (it's tomorrow) when I'm exclusively BF. I thought that it would come back once you started weaning but after some googling, I read that if your LO starts sleeping through the night, there's a chance of it coming back sooner.
Does anyone know if your milk production is effected by your period? Can it decrease? Should I be proactive and try drinking mother's milk?
pomelo / 5093 posts
Mine was always fine. Now I'm having trouble at 16 months, and waiting to see if it comes back. But never an issue before now. I got my period back at 5 months.
persimmon / 1472 posts
My period came back at around 5 months pp (I think) and my supply dropped noticeably so I drank mothers milk tea and ate a ton of oatmeal. It took a bit to bring it back but was fine. I was also EBF but DD had begin sleeping long stretches so I thought that was why, but after that my period didn't come again until 10.5 months pp.
grapefruit / 4120 posts
Mine came back at 6 months and at that time my supply decreased somewhat. I think it was a combination of period, sleeping through the night, solids and my supply finally regulating (after and oversupply). Anyway, supply decreased somewhat overall and I definitely saw it drop (and rebound) each month a couple days before my period.
persimmon / 1147 posts
Mine came back about 3 months PP although my LO was far from STTN boo! But around the day it comes I get a little dip but nothing alarming or nothing that has made me need to do measures to try to increase supply. I figure/ hope my body knows what to do.
clementine / 828 posts
My period came back around 4 months pp too after LO began consistenly sleeping 10+ hours a night at 3 months
My supply did suffer and I could never get it back to what it was even with extra pumping sessions and taking more milk plus. I don't think I had an oversupply to begin with (rarely got engorged, etc.) so that may have had something to do with it. I supplemented with formula until LO finally refused nursing altogether at around 8.5 months
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
Mine was not great around my period but it wasn't terrible.