55. Quick Tip Tuesday: Does breastfeeding really stop your period from coming back? Plus a few of my favorite sustainable period products - New mom, first time mom, postpartum & baby tips
So…does breastfeeding actually stop your period from coming back?
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends, it’s Quick Tip Tuesday where I answer a quick question submitted by you, my podcast listeners. If you have a question that you want me to answer on a Quick Tip Tuesday episode, go to my website, Angel swan.com/quick tipped and just submit your question. So today’s question from Tara is, does breastfeeding really stop your period from coming back? Womp womp I’m sorry to tell you friends, but breastfeeding does not always hold off your period. For some women, you know, they don’t have a period the entire time. They’re breastfeeding. And they’re so lucky. I was not one of the lucky ones. My period actually came back exactly six weeks postpartum. And I was super mad about it because the nurse at the hospital was like, Oh, you’re breastfeeding, you won’t have your period. So I definitely felt a little cheated there. So yes, you can get your period while you’re breastfeeding. And your period can come back as early as six to eight weeks postpartum. So if you’re like me, and you got your period back right away, I do want to encourage you to try some sustainable period products. Here comes the crunchy balm coming in. So the reason why is traditional disposable products are very expensive, and they create a lot of waste. And a lot of them actually do have harmful chemicals that will leach into your body when you use them. Especially tampons. Okay. A lot of tampons can actually leach bleach into your body bleach, you guys like what you, you know, make clothes white with bleach? Because they bleach the tampons to make them white. Can you believe that we’re supposed to put that into our bodies? No, that’s not okay. So, the first product that I do recommend is the pixie menstrual cup, I love this brand. And this cup, they offer a ton of different sizes so that you can find one that fits you well. Not all menstrual cups are created equal. And not all cups are going to fit your anatomy. So if you know that let’s say you’ve got a low cervix, then you can find a cup that will not be too long and will fit comfortably. Because if your cervix is hanging low, you cannot use a traditional standard like one size cup, it will not work that thing will be hanging out. So take take note of your anatomy when you’re getting a cup. But I do recommend the menstrual cup over anything else because it’s very easy. It’s easy to clean, it’s easy to use once you get the hang of it. And unlike tampons, you can leave them in for up to 12 hours before taking them out to clean and re insert them. And I’m really telling you like menstrual cups are where it’s at. So that’s the first thing that I recommend is the Pixi menstrual cup. Oh, I forgot to mention too, they actually donate a menstrual cup to a woman in need for each cup that is purchased. So that’s the other thing is that also supporting a good cause and supporting, you know, being equal, eco friendly and being sustainable. And you’re saving your money. It’s like a win win win all the way around. But if you’re not ready to dive into menstrual cups, consider reusable cloth pads or absorbent period underwear. Both of those are really easy to clean, just rinse out with cold water and wash like normal clothes. Those are my recommendations for the sustainable products. I really love them because you buy a month and that’s it like the initial investment is a little bit more than a box of pads or tampons, but you do not have to buy them ever again. So you really end up saving a ton of money, like just do the math of how much you spend on this stuff at a year. And you will save so so so much money. So if you’re interested in checking out those products, I did put a link in the episode description for you to go and grab those. For all those things that we talked about today, and you know what, if you’ve listened this far, and you haven’t taken a minute to leave me a review, do you know what I’m going to tell you, please go leave me a review. Go on Apple podcasts and leave me that five star rating. And if you really love me, leave me a written review. Because if I’ve helped you in any way, if you’ve learned something new, really the best way to support this show is to leave me that five star rating and review. It just takes one minute of your time. But it really makes a huge, huge, huge impact on my day. It boosts this podcast up in the in the charts so that other moms can find it too. And don’t forget if you want to hang out with me on Instagram, you can go to at Angel swan on Instagram. Make sure you go to my website and grab my awesome free postpartum planner. That’s Angel Swan calm. And that’s it for this Quick Tip Tuesday. Thank you so much for listening. I will talk to you soon. Bye