Does anyone out there know? Not that I'm planning to wean, but if weaning could be a magical cure, then at least I'd have something to look forward to down the road! As it is, I'm fed up, and grumpy from being in pain all the time
if you have weaned your little one by now, can you tell me if it helped?? I have really terrible SI joint pain related to my hips and am breastfeeding. Wondering if you ever found out about the relaxin. my little is three now and I'm avoiding weaning, but if it will help, I might do it. thank you for your post and help!!!
My daughter weaned about a year ago, just over three years old at the time. I did not find weaning to be a cure for my SI issues. I can tell you that the only actual research that I have found on relaxin says that it declines over the first six month post-partum period, regardless of breastfeeding or not. As far as what has helped, I have to say the thing that has helped the most is the "balancing exercise" from Cecile Rost's book, Healing Pelvic Pain (maybe you can find it at a library, but it is definitely available from amazon.com). Other than that, Pilates and Physio exercises have helped somewhat, but not for the long-term. For myself, the biggest difference came when I read the Rost book. I am not promoting it, just letting you know what worked in my personal case. I really don't believe that weaning is the answer, especially for people like you and me who are way beyond that initial post-partum period.
It really sucks, and I hope that you're able to find something that works for you!
Thanks for the quick reply! I've had hip pain for 21 years...just diagnosed as labrum tears from high school cross country running. The pain was pretty bad before, but if I didn't exercise, I didn't feel it as much. Then, the pain got much much worse during pregnancy and hasn't really ever gotten back to the level of pre-pregnancy. Now, I can barely walk. Thank goodness our house is small because walking more than around the house is literally debilitating.
Thanks for letting me know it didn't change. I think I will keep breastfeeding him...he doesn't want to wean and I don't want to wean him! I just hope the docs aren't bullheaded about it once I start having the surgeries!!
the arthrogram will definitely clear up whether you have a tear! Mine are posterior...so I have a constant pain the butt ;) I can't walk without pain and after about 5 minutes, I start crying. It is just too much. I just have to wait until January for surgery (that's when my insurance kicks in).