When Will Menses Return After Weaning?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I breast fed my baby for 5 months. My question is, how long after stopping breast feeding should I expect to start my first period?


That really varies from woman to woman. It can take up to six months, but most women have regular menses by three months after discontinuing breastfeeding.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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