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Old 09-19-2008, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 23 month old DS only nurses once or twice a day. On nights that I nurse, I spot in the morning-bright red. Orgasm also seems to have this affect. I'm now on a two week pelvic rest, but am wondering if I should wean also. It breaks my heart to think of not providing that to my son anymore, although I know bright red spotting is not a good thing.

Any advice? Anyone have this happen to them?


Because of the spotting, I had an u/s this past tuesday and everything was good there. No sign of bleeding, heartbeat in the 150's. I'm currently 9 weeks along.

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It could be a coincidence, it's really hard to say. Is it every time that you nurse him? I'd try posting on the breastfeeding sub-board.

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from everything i've read, the uterus doesn't respond to the oxitocin brought on by nursing until after the 24th week or later.

i don't know what about nursing would cause the spotting. i do not envy your position

i would ask your midwife what to do... she might have a better idea of what could be happening.

i had bright red spotting with DD #1 at around 10 weeks. nothing came of it, and i had an uncomplicated pregnancy (aside from her being a very stubborn footling breech!)

i hope everything works out easily!
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from everything i've read, the uterus doesn't respond to the oxitocin brought on by nursing until after the 24th week or later.
That makes me feel better, at least as far as nursing goes. I don't want us to have to end so abruptly like that.

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