Q&A: Can I menstruate while nursing?
I am still breastfeeding. My son is 6 months old and I have not had a period yet. My question is, although I am not bleeding, is it possible to still have all the other symptoms every month? I.E., moodiness, bloating, etc.?
Yes. Bleeding, though, is a response to cycling in which the lining of the womb builds up, then loosens and falls away. During breastfeeding the hormonal cycle is suppressed, and although the suppression may not be enough to eradicate all symptoms of the cycle, it may be reduced enough to prevent any build-up of tissue significant to show as bleeding.