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Irregular period. Stopped breastfeeding. Not on birth control. Are they my hormones?

Hi I just had a baby 8 months ago I stopped breastfeeding about a month after I still have milk though I was wondering because I had got 3 periods since my daughter was born and it just stopped I went to the doc I m not prego I am also not on birth control so I was wondering should I be worried or is it just my hormones out of balance due to the fact I had a baby
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Breastfeeding acts as a natural contraceptive in majority of the cases after delivery as the hormones released during breast feeding inhibit ovulation. Since you got pregnancy excluded by your doctor, there is no need for worry. The hormonal pattern may take time to get back to the normal track. Yet, if you do not want another pregnancy right now, do not bank on this fact alone. Choose a contraception that suits you as early as possible with your doctor's advice. It is possible for lactation and menstruation to occur simultaneously and pregnancy to occur after delivery even without a period. Milk production will decline gradually since you stopped feeding and if it does not, you may try strapping for some days. Wish you good health.
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