Q. When do breastfeeding mothers get their period after delivery?

Answered by
Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 23, 2022

Hi doctor,

I delivered a baby about seven months ago. I got my first period five months after my delivery. I had only very light periods for two days. I did a urine pregnancy test several times, and it all came negative. Today I went to the laboratory and did a urine pregnancy test, yet it was negative. I am breastfeeding my baby right now, and I have not got my period. Is this normal? Also, my beta hCG level was 0.1.



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I can understand your concern. However, let me assure you that I am certain it is not a pregnancy you are dealing with. Are you taking any hormonal contraceptives? My advice is to get a few laboratory tests like TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) done and maybe an ultrasound. Additionally, you would also need medications for withdrawal bleeding.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the response. I am not taking any oral contraceptives, and I am attaching my thyroid report.



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Your thyroid levels are borderline high, and you will need to repeat the test after three months. After that, you can take a tablet Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) 10 mg twice a day for five days. You will then get your periods within the next seven to ten days. But do get your thyroid evaluated regardless.

Kind regards.

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