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#1 of 2 Old 03-01-2012, 05:42 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter is 2 yo and has recently (in the last week) dramatically increased her nursing frequency -- from 4 times a day or so to nearly every hour, day and night! I noticed that after two days of this I started to experience period-like cramping -- very strong and painful -- only about a week after my last episode of cramping. I have the Mirena IUD so I do not get regular periods, but do have periodic cramping/spotting. I am wondering if anyone else has had this experience and if the two are related or if something else is going on with my IUD that might be causing the cramping.

I can only find information about cramping/contractions while pregnant and nursing... which isn't quite the same thing. I'm not concerned, but am curious. Anyone have similar experience?

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I have some cramping though not painful while breastfeeding.  Usually during my period it's noticeable and I can feel twinges during ovulation.  I'm not pregnant, either. 



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