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Crazy let-down side effects

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dublinmom Sat 12-Jul-08 15:56:36

I'm assuming it has to do with the letdown, as it happens a few seconds in to a feed. First I get really dizzy -- like the room is spinning and I have to shut my eyes. That only last a few seconds, then ow, ow, ow! My boob starts to hurt and goes all tingly. Not the one DD is feeding from, the other one. That lasts maybe a minute or two, then everything's fine.

Does this happen to anyone else? Any other weird letdown sensations?

I've never 'felt' letdown, but I do get the sort of light-headed drowsiness. I love it grin

Sawyer64 Sat 12-Jul-08 16:00:42

I got the lightheadedness with my 1st DC but I was extremely anaemic after a traumatic Childbirth and post-delivery haemorrhage,so I just assumed it was this.

une Mon 14-Jul-08 18:00:43

It's the breastfeedinghormones that releases into your body, and helping with the letdown, when your baby laches on. The dizzines and tingeling pain in the other breast (it probably leaks too, am I right?) will dissapear as your body get used to the hormones. I sometimes still get both when I'm either wery tired or boobs are very full.

Sawyer64 Tue 15-Jul-08 08:29:44

I also used to get an incredible sleepy feeling(more than usual) I was told its Mother Natures way,releasing a "feel good "hormone that makes you sleepy,which aids you to get back to sleep quickly after feeds during the night.Get that same feeling after Hmmmmm {wink] same hormone I think.

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