I am desperate to find a "cure" to my morning sickness. With my first, I felt great after the first trimester. This time, I still feel very sick and I am 15 weeks pregnant. I can't live like this much longer. I am wondering if breastfeeding could make my m/s worse. Anyone knows ? But at the same time, I don't even know how I would wean DS. BF is the only way I know of putting him to sleep...please tell me it will get better
Nursing definitely made me feel sick while pregnant. And it hurt a lot for a while. Sorry, I don't have any solution. I also had a DD who loved to nurse and I almost weaned her, decided to tough it out and then she ended up weaning when I was about 6-7 months along and had switched over totally to colostrum/dried up.
I am not having twins and my dates are not off according to the U/S. So.....I don't know, I feel like nursing could be part of the problem but not sure. I'm really thinking about weaning because anyway I don't feel like I have a lot of milk left...we will see
I have not yet nursed while pregnant, but I have had three pregnancies with terrible morning sickness (like, in the hospital with an IV in my arm bad). The best think for me was acupuncture. It was $50 a time, I went twice the first week and once a week after that. I went from throwing up 2-4 times a day while taking a maximum dose of Zofran to throwing up once a week.
Each pregnancy is different, so the extended m/s may just be the course this pregnancy is taking. I have two relatives who in their first pregnancies had m/s only in the first trimester, and but in their second pregnancies had it well into the second trimester. Neither one was nursing while pregnant.
Had horrible morning sickness throughout both my pregnancies and have never nursed through pregnancy. Assumed it was due to twins during my first pregnancy, when I lost 10# by the time I was 8 weeks pregnant. I tried all the mainstream "solutions" without any success, including the medical treatments of vitamin B6 injections, which helped minimally; prescription anti-nausea suppositories and oral meds; OTC unisom and B6. It got better after the 1st trimester but never went away. With my 2nd pregnancy, same thing with a single baby. The only thing that made it "better" was that I'd learned what tricks helped: making sure to eat protein EVERY TIME I ate something, eating a small amout every 1-2 hours, avoiding high-carbohydrate meals, avoiding drinking large amounts of fluid at one time.
Oxytocin is released w/ breastfeeding and also with eating. . . I wonder if this might have something to do with it. Do you feel worse (more nauseous) while nursing?
Also: "Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex is a newly recognized condition affecting lactating women that is characterized by an abrupt
dysphoria, or negative emotions that occur just before milk release
and continuing not more then a few minutes." This can include nausea. Here is a link to the website for more information, it's all very interesting: http://www.d-mer.org/Home_ Page.html
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