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stopped breastfeeding and now feel ill

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suzym1984 Mon 18-Jul-11 12:19:11


Due to certain difficulties I have for the past month been expressing for my DS. I planned to stop this month as I am returning to work, so cut sessions down gradually over a few days. A week ago I stopped completely, as was only expressing at night time, so I have not expressed for a week.

Last few days I have been feeling tired, achey and with a fuzzy head. Is this related do you think, or just something else completely?

pettyprudence Mon 18-Jul-11 13:43:09

Might be mastitis?

suzym1984 Mon 18-Jul-11 14:18:32

I wondered about that, but I dont seem to have breast pain? Thanks for the reply though

Olivetti Mon 18-Jul-11 14:30:02

I don't know, but I stopped about 4 days ago and I feel terrible! Really weak, slightly nauseous and dizzy. Will watch keenly for any views!

suzym1984 Mon 18-Jul-11 14:40:03

Yes! Dizzy too, do your limbs ache? Even my eyes hurt, I feel drugged!

worldgonecrazy Mon 18-Jul-11 14:41:21

The drop in hormones when you stop feeding can make you feel pretty dreadful. Keep an eye out for physical problems such as mastitis.

Olivetti Mon 18-Jul-11 15:04:02

Yes! My legs ache when I walk up and down stairs and I feel so weak. I need to get out with the baby so we can both get some fresh air, and I just don't have the strength. It's literally in the few days since I did the final feed.

Olivetti Mon 18-Jul-11 15:04:50

Drugged, as you say - that's exactly my feeling. sad

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