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    Default Return of AF?

    Sorry if this is TMI, I'm just really confused. Nathan is 5 months old and I have not gotten AF yet. He is still bf'ing exclusively, and my first 2 were also bf'd and I didn't get AF till they were 7 and 8 months old. Over the last 2 weeks I noticed I was having some discharge and started to consider calling my Dr. to get checked for BV. I had it a few times during the pregnancy and thought it came back. Then on Saturday there was some pinkish/red tinge to the discharge and on Sunday there was very obvious blood streaks in it. I thought maybe it was AF so I didn't call the Dr.

    Well, since then the discharge seems to have stopped, but it haven't really started AF. I've been using pads and tampons and am basically just spotting. I will go hours-even all night-with no bleeding then a little and use a pad or tampon and it will be almost totally clean hours later. I have no idea what is going on. When AF came back after my other pregnancies it was just a normal period.

    Also, I have not had any other symptoms, no cramps or pain or fever etc. I never get cramps with AF, so that's not really abnormal for me. Has anyone else dealt with this before? Does this sound like a post pregnancy AF or should I call my Dr?
    Angela (28) DH, Pat (30) DS Connor (4), DS Leo (2), DS Nathan



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    I think that it sounds pretty normal for being postpartum. Is there any unpleasant or yeasty smell to the discharge? No itching, burning, etc?

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    No, there is no smell (but I never noticed one when I had the BV during the pregnancy either), or itching. I know that even though I'm bf'ing AF can come back at any time, I've just never really had spotting before. So far today I have had no bleeding/spotting or discharge since I first woke up this morning.
    Angela (28) DH, Pat (30) DS Connor (4), DS Leo (2), DS Nathan



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