After giving birth to a baby, when will menstruation come? Will menstruation affect feeding? I believe many new moms have had similar questions. Pregnancy in October, plus this period of postpartum time, interval so long, can not help but let some new mothers began to miss menstruation.

Menstruation has always affected a woman’s heart, sometimes, it will be annoying, and it will not make people more upset. When it comes, the pain and inconvenience will make you feel unwell; when it comes, it will make you wonder if there is something wrong with your body. When does postpartum menstruation come after all? Will breast feeding affect menstruation?

Can lactation come menstruation?

When can postpartum menstruation restore after all? In fact, some mothers come to menstruation one month after childbirth, while some mothers do not come during the whole lactation period. There is no definite answer to this question. Whether postpartum menstruation is early or late varies from person to person.

Postpartum menstruation is closely related to lactation

During lactation, new mothers rely on “prolactin” to secrete milk. Baby sucking breast will stimulate the secretion of prolactin, and prolactin will inhibit the secretion of estrogen, thus inhibiting the formation of follicles, follicles can not form, ovulation, menstruation will not come.

But from a medical point of view, in postpartum 33 ~ 42 days, the ovary can ovulate. The time of postpartum menstrual recovery is closely related to lactation: the more times of lactation and the longer the sucking time, the later the menstrual cycle will be.

Of the new mothers who did not breastfeed, 40% resumed ovulation about six weeks after delivery. About 25% of the new mothers who insist on breast-feeding will resume ovulation and menstruation about 12 weeks after delivery, but most of them will return to ovulation function after 18 weeks.

Does lactation period come menstruation influence feeding?

I have heard the older generation say this: if the lactation period to menstruation, not only lost the nutrition of breast milk, but also produce toxins, so it must be weaned. Now the new mummy should know that this is a mistake, right? We need to believe in science about the effect of menstruation on feeding during lactation.

Lactation to menstruation can also continue to feed milk

Generally speaking, the highest nutritional value and best quality of breast milk is within 4 months after delivery. After menstruation recovery, breast milk is not without nutrition, but the amount of protein and fat contained in milk slightly changes, the content of protein is higher, the content of fat is lower. This kind of milk may cause indigestion, but it is only temporary and will return to normal after menstruation. After the new mummy’s menstruation, the fat content in the milk is reduced, correspondingly, the energy source of the baby will also be reduced, so it is necessary to gradually add rice paste, milk and other complementary food.

However, breast milk is still the most natural, safest and most complete ration for babies. Who and UNICEF recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. For children aged 6-23 months, breast milk is also an important source of energy and nutrients. Breast milk provides half or more of the energy required by infants aged 6-12 months and one-third of that required by infants aged 12-24 months. Adhere to breastfeeding, the health benefits of a lot of babies.

Postpartum menstruation is early or late, depending on the person, new mothers need not be too anxious, especially breastfeeding new mothers, do not only see others have come to menstruation, but their menstruation is delayed. To know, breastfeeding will directly affect menstruation, as long as in the normal range, do not worry.


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