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To ask about feeling weird after weaning baby from breastfeeding

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Chattycat78 Fri 24-Mar-17 14:32:17

Looking for any experience.

I have just stopped BF my 9 month old in the last week and a half. I did it gradually,so not suddenly or anything.

However, now I feel weird. Dizzy/lightheaded. I had an awful headache (almost migraine like) and also threw up a few days ago too. I almost feel pregnant-like in the early stages when you feel awful!

However-am hoping it's not that- have done several tests and bfn, and am taking the mini pill anyway!

Is this hormones or something ?

I haven't had a period for months -think the mini pill stops those anyway.

Any experience?

Chattycat78 Fri 24-Mar-17 17:02:32

Bump....just in case anyone can help.

HempMunchingVeganBore Fri 24-Mar-17 21:53:21

Just bumping for you OP. Would be interested in the answer as I'm gradually weaning my 14 month off the boob

raisinsofwrath Fri 24-Mar-17 22:02:19

I suffer from anxiety but not that badly whilst I was BFing (2 years).

As soon as I stopped it came back with a vengeance. Must be hormone related.

ditzychick34 Fri 24-Mar-17 22:03:58

Hormones? BF is used as a form of contraception, so maybe first ovulation post partum? Are you drinking enough water now you aren't consciously milk producing?

Schmoop Fri 24-Mar-17 22:16:04

Are you sure your symptoms are related to stopping breastfeeding. I'm currently still breastfeeding my 8 month old but have had the exact same symptoms as you. I too did a pregnancy test which came back negative so I'm assuming it's just a bug

seven201 Fri 24-Mar-17 22:26:04

My friend had this. She also took pregnancy tests. Google told her it was very normal. No one warns you though!

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