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Can a nursing toddler experience morning sickness symptoms when the mother is? I am nursing my almost 3 year old dd and just found out I'm pregnant about 7 weeks. I figured I'd wean by the time she was 3. Everything was fine until I started feeling really yucky, tired, nauceous, dizzy,etc.. She has started to act the same way. She throws up every morning. No fever just lethargic. Feels better in the evening. Nurses quite a bit before bed and feels yucky in morning. I would think it was just coincidence but this happened to me during my pregnancy with her and my older dd was nursing she got the same way for a short time at my worst. At the time I thought it was just a little bug and then heat stroke because no-one else got the bug. Could it be hormones in my milk affecting her? It just seems so bizarre to me but I can't figure out what else it can be. Please help me out here. Thanks to anyone who will share their opinion.
 

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I've never heard of it, but it sounds logical, I know hormones definatly pass through milk. Pheremone effects and sympathetic hormone production can have effects on people around pregnant women too.
 

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you know, I was just now wondering if my 16 month old was experiencing my pms symptoms. And, I swear she is acting like it. This is only my 2nd time with AF since my dd. DD has been really agressive, short, silly, needy, then agressive again all in a short time period -- not usual from my sweet girl. It's not teething, or a change in our environment, and she definately doesn't have a bug.<br><br>
I wouldn't be suprised if hormones are passed through breastmilk that our lo can experience the same symptoms.
 

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I have not heard of this but it does not surprise me. I had also noticed DD getting crabby around AF time but I assumed it was because my milk dropped a little. In hindsight it could have been hormonal too.<br><br>
I have another potential nursing-while-pg issue with DD. In the last few weeks she looks like she has developed a linea negra! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: I guess that doesn't surprise me either, but DD is getting SO little milk now that I'm not sure how it could happen.
 

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Same thing happened with my dd. Her appetite decresed, she would gag and vomit, and just be cranky and tired. I wondered the same thing you did.<br>
My midwife said she didn't think it was possible, but I'm still pretty darn convinced!
 
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