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Old 01-08-2011, 08:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

 


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Old 01-08-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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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!


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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!

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Tonight I've felt like I'm on the verge of the same morning sickness I had with my first. Not fun. What I have noticed is that the nausea does let up when I nurse. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the release of oxytocin while breastfeeding.


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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. whistling.gif

 

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!

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