If I've just gotten my period again, is it okay to continue nursing my 7-month-old?
Your period has arrived right on time. The average breastfeeding
woman will resume periods six to nine months after delivery, but some women may not have periods for a full year or more. Women who choose not to breastfeed often resume periods in the first few months after delivery. Rest assured that your milk quantity and quality will continue to be just right for your son even after your periods return. You've probably begun to add other foods and liquids to his diet, so you might notice an appropriate decrease in your milk volume or frequency of feeds. Also, be sure to address any contraceptive needs with your doctor, since the return of your period indicates that you may be fertile already.