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2137220 tn?1340741325

I'm done breastfeeding!

Had no choice but to stop breastfeeding due to medication that wouldn't be safe for my lil guy, my question is when should I start my period? I stopped two days ago, so I'm assuming it'll be awhile, plus I'm pumping only when my breasts get so swollen. Because that pain  is so tremendous!!
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127529 tn?1331840780
It could be within a week or two or it could be a while. Remember you will ovulate before that first period don't assume you don't need contraception until after that first period, many a lady has been caught out this way.
Did your baby boy take to formula okay then? I remember you posting last month.
Hope your new meds help.
2137220 tn?1340741325
It was a struggle but he eventually took the formula! The medication doesn't seem to be working so far. And ya I'm going to see about some kind of birth control. I'll be so upset if my doc changes my medication to something that's safe to breast feed! The infant risk center said my medication was ok up to 30mgs! So conflicted with the whole situation!
287246 tn?1318570063
Once you stop breastfeeding, it normally doesn't take long for your periods to resume.  There are always exceptions, but it usually doesn't take long, once the breastfeeding stops, or even lessens, like when solids are introduced.

I hope the meds help you!
2137220 tn?1340741325
K thank you so much! Meds still aren't helping, but maybe in time it will!
231441 tn?1333892766
what's the med? how old is your baby?
2137220 tn?1340741325
Methimazole, supposed to be taking 30mgs now! And my lil guy is over 5 months.
171768 tn?1324230099
took me 4 weeks exactly to get my period.
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