How Soon Did Your Menses Return After Birth?

I think my menses just returned and I'm only abt 6 wks pp. Lochia stopped few days ago. I thought menses shd return later for breastfeeding mums. I'm not breastfeeding directly but pumping around 6-8x a day so I'm surprised menses return so soon. Is this normal?

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How to know if its lochia or menses? My post partum bleeding stopped on week 3 and week 4 suddenly had heavy bleeding (1 pad per day) for about 3 days before becoming lighter. Is it menses?

Super Mum

Might still be lochia, the last few days of my lochia it's also on and off and in very small amount. If it's not a lot of blood it's probably not a period

Mine was just like yours. I do mixed feeding but mostly breastfeeding. My menses returned after 6 weeks too after lochia stopped within few days

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I’m EP-ing. Pumping around 7-8 times a day. My period came back after 2 months pp. I checked with my gynae and he said that it’s is normal

4y ago

Was your flow normal? I had spotting at 5 months pp. Previous 5 months no discharge or whatever... Is this considered as menses? I am an ep mum

Hey, It really depends on the individual's body. But with Breastfeeding generally the menses is delayed

Now I'm not sure it's menses cos i only bled that one time yesterday then no more. Isit still lochia?

Depends on individual body. I exclusive pumping and menses start 4 months pp

Super Mum

Now 4 months pp and it hasnt come yet

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11 months pp,

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11 months pp