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Hi all!

I am unsure if this is the correct place to post this topic, but I thought I would give it a shot!

I gave birth to my daughter just over 10 months ago. I have been breastfeeding her exclusively, and because of this I have not yet gotten my period (ya!) but lately (as in the past month) my discharge has been changing, getting thicker and almost creamy, milky-like? I was just wondering if this is the norm, as with my son I went on birth control after I had to stop breastfeeding him at 3 months, so I never went through this before. The sudden change made me believe that I might be getting my period soon, but seeing as it's been a month I am not sure if that is the case. I have also taken random pregnancy tests throughout as I know that breastfeeding is not a concrete form of "birth control" (my husband and I always use condoms) but they have all been negative. Anyone with any insight into this would be greatly appreciated!

=D Thanks!!
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replied February 4th, 2010

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since it has been 10 months that you had your delivery, so definitely the body is coming back to its normal self. Since the discharge is not itchy, foul smelling or causing burning sensations, so nothing is to be worried about. Most likely it is normal vaginal secretions and ovulation should begin in the coming few weeks. But if the discharge shows any of the symptoms mentioned before, then it needs to be evaluated from a gynecologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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replied November 10th, 2010
vaginal discharge while breastfeeding
i have beed having the same problem vaginal discharge, milky no odour ..I went to my doctor and they took some test and everything was fine..she said that is "hormonal" it is been 4 months since she told me this and I am still with de uncomfortable discharge, I got my period already, my baby is 9 months she is still breastfeeding.. can I do something about it?
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replied July 15th, 2013
Discharge after birth

I have the same issue regarding discharge. i got a copper coil fitted after 9 weeks of giving birth and I'm still getting this snotty discharge. I was informed by my doctor thats its due to breastfeeding, but really how long does it take for it to stop. Would it only stop once i stop breastfeeding. I have thought of having a salt bath which indeed helps tremendously but isn't a solution to completely stop it.
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