Do IUDs And Breastfeeding Affect Menstruation Delays 5 Months After Giving Birth?
Doctor, I put it on almost 40 days after giving birth normally. But until now my baby wants 5 months I have not menstruated. Is it because I’m breastfeeding?
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The return of menstruation after childbirth can occur as soon as 6 weeks in women who do not exclusively breastfeed their babies. In women who breastfeed exclusively, the return of menstruation can be longer, ie up to 6 months after giving birth. After the baby gets MPASI and the amount of breastfeeding begins to decrease, the menstrual cycle will usually return.
If you are currently exclusively breastfeeding your baby, then it is likely that the reason you have not menstruated until now is because you are breastfeeding. When breastfeeding, the brain will produce a breastfeeding hormone called prolactin. Prolactin will continue to be produced as long as the breast is stimulated to breastfeed. This prolactin will inhibit the formation of other hormones needed for ovulation (release of eggs from the egg bladder) and menstruation. Because these other hormones are not formed (or become very few in number), ovulation and menstruation will not occur.
When the frequency of breastfeeding decreases, the hormone prolactin will also decrease in number. Other hormones will increase again so that ovulation and menstruation will return. Non-menstrual conditions while you are breastfeeding are physiological (normal) conditions and will not cause certain dangers, therefore you can still breastfeed your baby as usual and don't need to worry too much about the non-menstrual conditions that you experience.
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