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Oh, do I know what you mean (unfortunately!). The only way I could explain it to DH was to say, "My feet and legs are so frustrated!" The only thing that helped even remotely was for DH to massage my legs and feet when it happened. A warm bath did the trick too. Of course it's no easy feat to bathe a toddler, much less nurse one while you're taking a bath, so that's probably out of the question.


If it starts happening while you're not nursing, it helps to cut down on your sugar intake, especially before bed. If you're having hot chocolate or anything else even remotely sweet it can trigger that ants-in-your-pants feeling on your legs and feet. I like to drink a hot cup of bitter tea (no sweetener added) before bed; it helps me relax and cuts down on that nasty feeling.
 
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