Has anyone heard of this problem? My gastro. doctor has suggested that something in my abdomen bulges out of my stomach because my distestive tract cannot handle breastfeeding. Basically he thinks that I have to eat so much food in order to get enough calories to breastfeed that my body cannot digest all of the food fast enough which causes a distended colon and this occasional, painful bulge in my upper abdomen. I am about 5'3" and 100lbs, so pretty small and my DD is 26 months and nurses at night and a lot during the day as well. Does this sound like a theory anyone else has heard of? I wouldn't have thought breastmilk production would cause these overall problems in my body. Any BTDT or suggestions? Thanks.
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3/19/08 at 5:53pm