When Will Periods Start Again?
One of the things mentioned previously that may affect your periods is if you breastfeed your baby. If you mostly bottle feed your baby or if you combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding, it could start at least five to six weeks after childbirth.
If you rely only on breastfeeding without the presence of bottle feeding, your periods will likely start after you stop breastfeeding. It’s likely that you won’t be getting your period any time soon.
If you lessen breastfeeding, you may notice spotting. Spotting is a lighter version of a period, usually known as irregular periods, and they appear as tiny spots of blood.
Irregular Periods After Birth
You may notice that when you get your period again, it’s very different from how you experienced it before. There might be significant changes such as:
- The amount of blood
- The level of pain you experience while cramping
- Irregularity in your periods
- Blood clots, but not bigger by a few inches
If you notice that the blood released is extremely heavy or periods last more than just a few days, it’s vital that you talk to your doctor immediately. Heavy bleeding and large blood clots indicate an abnormality in bleeding and may point towards an infection.