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brestfeeding and missed period

Hi to everyone, I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on this one.
Right, I am exclusively breastfeeding my baby, I got my first period when he was 6 weeks
old. It was heavy lasted 5 days. A week later i got another period which lasted another 5
days. Since then iall i got was some brown discharge not even spotting, 3 weeks after the
last bleeding, then the discharge disappeared for 1 week. then brown discharge again.
the last bleeding (period) was 18 march and as mentioned above lasted 5 days. i did not have a
normal period since. i had unprotected sex with my husband several times but the hpt last
week was negative. could it be just hormonal changes and not pregnancy?

any advice is much appreciated
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The brown discharge is somewhat normal after you've had a baby... I am experiencing that right now myself (My DD is about 11 weeks old) as your cervix can still be sensitive and still healing and sex can stir things up a bit. Also the brown discharge can be because of release of progesterone (which could cause the absence of periods/ovulation- your body mimics how it is when you are pregnant when you are exclusively breastfeeding). The discharge can also happen when you are exercising more or even going longer between a feeding. However, since you have had unprotected sex (are you hoping to get pregnant?), I would wait a couple more weeks and then test again, it is possible to be pregnant while breastfeeding.
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