Why Would I Be Bleeding After 2 Months?

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Dear Midwife,
Hello! I am the new mother of a 10-week-old baby girl. I have spotted off and on for several weeks while breastfeeding and am wondering why. My discharge after delivery never completely stopped it seems. Is that possible? Why would I still be spotting. (I have no signs of infection and my two month check-up was fine.) Any information would be appreciated.



The usual cause is too much activity, especially in the first two weeks. If you want to get it stopped, you might try *literally* a weekend in bed, breastfeeding as much as possible. Have someone bring you your meals in bed even. Just get up to shower and potty. Rub your tummy if you can still feel your uterus (you probably can't). Hopefully that will finish it off.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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