10 Things No One Tells You About Breast-feeding


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It Keeps Your Period Away

What's better than nine months without a period to deal with? Another three or four after delivery.

Typically, women who breast-feed get a menstrual reprieve beyond the length of the pregnancy -- at least two or three months, for most. Women who breast-feed for a year (or two) can go even longer. It puts a delay on fertility, presumably nature's act of kindness to allow you to catch your breath between pregnancies.

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