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#1 of 4 Old 07-15-2008, 07:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I thought i was just going crazy at first but every time i breast feed i feel like someone is sitting on my chest or something is in my throat.. it's been like this for weeks.. Is this normal at all? Should i talk to a doctor about it?
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I don't have a breathless feeling but when I get too engorged and am not able to nurse, I feel like my throat is closing. It can get very scary and I have to bring a pump with me if I am ever away from my nurslings. Not one doctor LLL coach or midwife has ever been able to tell me why or has ever heard of this happening before.
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Is it possible that you are having anxiety attacks. With all your stressors, I wouldn't be surprised.
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how are you? it could be an anxiety attack - like pp said. this period w/nbs can be stressful. are you drinking/eating enough? when my little one insists in nursing or being held constantly i think about you. it must be a realchallenge just to eat/drink and get to the bathroom! take care of yourself and, yeah, i think i'd mention this to the dr.
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