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What is the cause of delayed periods post delivery ?

Hi, I am 21 yrs old and delivered my first child on 15th Dec 2011, After 35 days i got my period and later again in 20 day i got second, both were heavy. Currently i am feeding my milk to baby. Its been always 24 days cycle for me, but now it more than month that i have not got period, me n my husbund had relation only once at 5th day of my perido, from yday my breast are paining and i have weekness, Pls let me know the possibilities of being pregnant, if yes wht should i do...Pls help me.
Asked On : Mon, 5 Mar 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
As u r feeding the baby.
Feeding increases the hormone prolactin in the body which suppresses the hormones responsible for menses.
So feeding will either cause irregular menses or ammenorrroeah.
But still if u have doubt of pregnancy .
Get a pregnancy test done and pelvic scan done.
If it is positive then u can continue your pregnancy by consulting your gynaec.
Secondly if u are not pregnant then u can take pills for withdrawal bleeding.
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vikas Poddar's  Response
welcome to hcm
dear patient chances of being pregnant is very rare is you are feeding your baby regularly.
for 3 months after the delivery you have rare chances of being pregnant.

still if you have doubt you can take the urine pregnancy test with the pregnancy kit.
if by chance it comes positive do consult your gynecologist as you cant just take any medication for it because it will affect your baby too.

take care
Answered: Mon, 5 Mar 2012
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