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How common is having a period whilst breastfeeding?

With my first child I never had a period until I stopped breastfeeding, however my second daughter is only 4 months and I am having really heavy periods. Is this something to be worried about?

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Some women do continue have periods when breast feeding. However if your periods are very heavy and go on for a long time there may be a problem that needs treatment. If you are worried please visit your GP for a check up. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 25 Jul 2012