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Breastfeeding and menstruation

Breastfeeding and menstruation

Question:

- I gave birth to 8 and a half months ago a boy at 32 weeks. My menstruation has not returned yet, is it normal? I still breastfeed and do not give him any milk formula.

Answer:

Breastfeeding self-sustains milk secretion by stimulating the secretion of oxytocin and prolactin. This hormonal secretion inhibits to varying degrees the secretion of the main ovarian hormones, which determines the amenorrhea specific to the lactation period.

Breastfeeding self-sustains milk secretion by stimulating the secretion of oxytocin and prolactin. This hormonal secretion inhibits to varying degrees the secretion of the main ovarian hormones, which determines the amenorrhea specific to the lactation period.
Menstruation recurrence after birth can sometimes take longer, especially in women who are still breastfeeding. It is advisable, however, to carry out a gynecological consultation, within which the causes that have determined the extension of the period of amenorrhea in your case will be determined.
Following the consultation, an ultrasound and possibly hormonal dosages, an accurate diagnosis can be established and an effective therapeutic behavior can be established.


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