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Breastfeeding and tiredness - six months in!

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FortunateHamster Wed 05-Jan-11 17:09:52

Does anyone else experience continued tiredness with breastfeeding?

BFing is all going really well for me other than the fact my DS is six months old now and completely distracted by the whole WORLD! (ie can't take him anywhere without him wanting to show everyone my nipples.) But whenever I feed him at home I can really feel the hormonal wooziness from BFing still. In fact I think I feel it stronger now than I have done in the past.

Why is this? Anything I can do about it? It's not totally unpleasant but it does mean that if he falls asleep on the boob there's a good chance that I will too. Apart from the fact it's not great to fall asleep holding him, it's annoying me that I need so many naps.

I guess I feel a bit run-down generally (visited too many people over Christmas, end of little cold) but I don't feel unusually sleep-deprived.

TheUnmentioned Wed 05-Jan-11 17:12:39

have you been tested for anaemia?

other than that i did experience it but more of a relaxed thing that actual tiredness iyswim

FortunateHamster Wed 05-Jan-11 17:52:12

Okay, that sounds so obvious now you've written it down!

Is it worth me just getting vitamins and seeing if that helps, or asking for a test? I'm such as dunce.

It always was the relaxed thing in the past but just in the past few weeks I've become increasingly tired/woozy during a feed. Just now I was praying he'd fall asleep so I could too! But he was having too much fun pulling my hair...

TheUnmentioned Wed 05-Jan-11 22:06:02

You should ask for a test, I am on iron tablets following the birth of dd (14 wks) and it is 3 tablets a day which is much higher than youd get over the counter I think. Plus, youll get them free on prescription ;)

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