I heard nursing was supposed to decrease nausea. Has this worked for anyone?
I don't notice an improvement when I nurse. Actually, it's quite the opposite!
Thanks for this post - I've been wondering the same thing!
I've noticed a big difference this pregnancy from my last. Stress levels are about the same so the only noticeable difference is that I'm nursing. I get queasy periodically throughout the day which is vastly different from the morning sickness I had with my first. I couldn't brush my teeth, I tried all the natural remedies, and every suggestion I could get my hands on, but I was still vomiting from the moment I woke up until about noon and then majorly queasy all evening. I ended up taking Zofran just to keep me out of the hospital hooked up to an IV. I lost 10 pounds in one month.
That being said my mom said she was sick with me for roughly 3 weeks and sick with my sister for 3 days. She wasn't nursing me when she was pregnant with my sister, so I know that wasn't a factor. Each pregnancy is different, so it's hard to say what has caused the difference, but I'm not about to wean just to find out!
I didn't respond to the poll, because I am only 4-5 weeks, and I distinctly remember not having *any* symptoms at all until about 6 weeks. At which point I wished I were dead for the next 2 months or so. I am still nursing, and this time around all I feel is tired, but I am bracing for the change I am sure will come in a week or so. Maybe not, I hope nursing helps!
I'm not sure. I didn't have much morning sickness with DD so I'm probably a bad example. This time I've barely had any (maybe once a day for less than an hour just a handful of times). Normally chocolate seems to solve it, though.
I should say that this time, though, I've had almost no appetite whereas last time I was an eating machine. I've also only lost weight thus far whereas last time I gained a bunch even in my first trimester. I'm pretty sure that's from nursing simply because I can't seem to keep up with the number of calories I need!