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And my hips are KILLING ME!<br><br>
DS still nurses throughout the night (depends) and I'm either cuddling him on my right or left side. Ugh, it's REALLY hurting.<br><br><br>
Anyone else like this? Or are my hips just sensitive?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I can NOT stop co-sleeping though, can't do that to him or me! It's just hurting to the point where throughout the day, I feel achy.
 

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Yes, my hips are killing me too and so is my shoulder!!! I think the shoulder pain is mostly from wearing my DS so much and him being such a big babe (26-27 lbs. at 8 mos), but holding my arm over my baby's head while sleeping is I'm sure contributing. I agree with you, Zoobabies, that I cannot stop co-sleeping - I feel the benefits far outweigh any resulting aches and pains. I love snuggling with my little bean and wouldn't trade it for anything! You are definitely not alone in this!
 

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Most definitely. We have a sleep number bed and that helps. My chiropractor is making a bundle off me and my co-sleeping aches. DD is now 13 months and we're hoping to start transitioning her to a mattress on the floor for at least part of the night. Of course it's me that's having the problem when we try to do that - I miss her cuddles.
 

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oh mannnnn, so glad to hear I'm not alone in my creaks. I've got the shoulder aches--can't even lift my elbow up too far without helping it with my other arm. sort of like the motion you'd use if reaching a bit above the head to get something out of a basket or whatnot. I'm so impaired. I've been trying to yoga it out during work breaks, but holy moly--I can tell how much dd has been nursing at night by the aches in my bones in the morning. I'm subbing to get the wisdom......
 

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When we were still co-sleeping full-time, DS was latched on almost all night, and yes, man oh man, my hips did ache! BIt by bit, I was able to get him comfortable with nursing while I was lying on my back, with him lying right on top of me, or sort of half-on, half-off. That really really REALLY helped! Now, when he joins us in bed, I do some sidelying, some on my back, and it's *mostly* comfortable.
 

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I had one horribly sore hip and one somewhat sore hip when my DD was at her night nursing peak at about 10 months, but someone told me it can take a year for your hips to recover after childbirth. So I waited until she was over a year to go to the doctor. The dr. diagnosed bursitis within 10 seconds (very specific location of pain) but ordered an x-ray just in case, which turned out normal. He recommended trying to nurse lying flat, which others have said, and that alleviated the most of the pain for me. He did say if it was unbearable to come back for a cortisone injection, but it continued to get better with my conscious efforts to nurse in different positions. You might want to investigate the bursitis further.
 

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I find that propping myself on my side with pillows really helps with the pain. I put the pillows under my back me so that I can lean on them. I *almost* feel like I'm sleeping on my back.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
Leah
 
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