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Irregular period after delivery. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
Doctor:How can I help you
User:my name is XXXXXXX
User:i hv dilivered a baby 10 months back
User:i didnt start with my periods till the 7th month
User:since then i am not having them regularly
Doctor:Are you still feeding your child?
User:i hv it every two moths
Doctor:Its normal
User:is this am aliement
Doctor:Its normal as when you feed your child, a hormone called prolactin is released
User:when is it safe to plan for my second baby
Doctor:This prolactin interferes with the cycles
Doctor:How old are you?
User:iam 32
User:i was 31 when my 1st child was born
User:last yr in May
Doctor:You should wait for atleast 2-3 years
Doctor:After the birth of your 1st child
Doctor:so in abt 1-2 years from now
User:i will be 34 thn
User:is that fyn
User:does prolactin hv to do with weight
User:i am not able to loose weight
User:i had gained 20 kg during pregnancy
User:i was 52 n now i am 72
Doctor:you'll need to modify your diet and exercise as well
Doctor:Exercise for atleast 50 minutes daily
User:plz suggest a diet
Doctor:Prolactin has nothing to do with the weight
User:i am feeding my baby three times a day
Doctor:I want you to have 6 small meals in a day
User:and he also wakes up in the night for small feed
User:atleast 4 times
Doctor:No dinner after 8 pm
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:For the dietary modification, 6 small meals + no late dinner
Doctor:Avoid refined sugar, white bread, oil
User:is it safe to give sleep inducers to the baby
User:so that his sleep clce regularizes
Doctor:Not at all
Doctor:It will regularizze in a few months
User:he is 10 months
User:ok thx Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:It'll be ok when he is about 14-18 months
User:it was nice talkin to u
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:thx a ton
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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