Hey, does anyone else have hand pain, weakness, and random tingling? I think it happened after my older son was born but I can't 100% remember. I think it's from holding the baby so much to nurse and the pressure it puts on my forearm. I hate using nursing pillows but I've tried. The pain and weakness is when I try to grasp something - even something as light as a diaper or wipe. The tingling happens randomly, sometimes when nursing, driving, walking around with Eli in the Ergo at the zoo, etc. It's quite annoying. Maybe it's a form of carpal tunnel?
I have that problem. I exclusively pump so I use my hands a lot to do breast compressions and hold the baby quite often so my hands HURT while pumping.
check out "de Quervain's tendonitis" or "mommy thumb"
a friend of mine had similar issues after her LOs were born. her DR recommended wrist braces at night to help.
Thanks! That's a possibility, although I didn't see any of the symptoms being numbness and tingling. 3 fingers on my right hand have been numb all day. It's so weird! At least I can still do everything I need to....it's just annoying!
I would see a chiro....sounds like a pinched nerve or something.
We go to the chiro every Tuesday. Today she worked on my right hand/arm a lot but it is still numb/tingling. Oh well.
it is carpal tunnel unfortunately, i have it too! i have heard that it's super common in pregnancy and post partum - hoping that it will soon get better though, it's so annoying! especially in the middle of the night when i wake up to nurse- my hands are numb and i have to wait for them to stop tingling to pick LO up.
My Chiro said that Mom's with new babies can lack B-6 and that could be the reason for the tingling. I had tingling in my hands until I started taking B-6. If I miss a day the tingling comes back.