Could breastfeeding be the reason my period hasn't come?

I know some parents who breastfeed don’t have their periods, and I was wondering if because I was breastfeeding for a little over a month if that could be why my period hasn’t come yet? I had my 6 weeks checkup, and my doctor said if I didn’t get a period in 2 weeks, I have to take a pregnancy test. We had sex with a condom, but it broke. I’m just wondering if my period hasn’t come because of breastfeeding or because I may be pregnant again!


I was breastfeeding and didn’t get my period until my son was almost 9 months old.

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I would take the test and get some piece in your mind

I was breastfeeding my son and didn’t get my period until a few days before his first birthday

I’m 10 months pp, breastfeeding and still haven’t gotten my period

I didn’t get my period till I stopped breastfeeding at 13 months.

I was breastfeeding and got pregnant. My sons are 10 1/2 months apart.

Take a few tests to have peace of mind, but with both of mine, I didn’t get my period back until they were 4 & 5 months old. I was exclusively breastfeeding. Also, if your dr doesn’t know that breastfeeding can cause you not to get your period, you may need to find a more educated dr. Yes, u could be pregnant, but not getting your period back within 2 weeks is not a sign especially since you are breastfeeding & 6 weeks pp


I’m 3 months pp and haven’t gotten my period yet but I’d still take one

Breastfeeding can slow your periods return yes. Was almost a year before mine returned with each of my children

Yes my son was EBF plus I was pumping (so my husband could feed him) for 15 months I didn’t get my period until my son was 16/17 months old

I breast fed both my boys. My oldest for 18 months didn’t get my period until around 9 months. With my second I didn’t get my period for 15 months.

My mil told me I couldn’t get pregnant breastfeeding - I did when my baby was 6 months old -

I was breastfeeding and didn’t get my period till about 7 or 8 months pp. I did keep little Pregnancy tests handly to check every month even with me being on BC and using condoms

If you’re not on other birth control you should take a test because you’re very fertile postpartum, but my baby was 10 months old before I got mine back.

I breastfed my son for a year and never had a period. I had one once I stopped and weaned.

I breastfed both my children the first til 18 months and 17 months with my youngest and haven’t gotten them til up to a month after I stopped breastfeeding.

If your breastfeeding, you probably won’t have one for awhile.

Im 4 months pp & still havent gotten mine. Take a test just to ease your mind & ask your OB about the mini pill while you’re breastfeeding.

I didn’t get mine back until my daughter stopped breastfeeding at 11 months

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