I'm not sure, but I think it could be hormone related?? (I'm thinking of that advert where they say that during your period your body temperature rises!!) Can't remember it happening to me, but the early days are a bit hazy! How old is your baby?
Have you checked your temperature? I think I remember something about all the hormones causing the blood vessels to dilate, which can make you feel hotter on the surface, if that makes any sense!! I take it you don't think you have mastitis or anything?
Hmm. I've read that progesterone causes a rise in basal body temperature, but surely that would be decreasing by 16 weeks post- natally? can't find anything to say that prolactin has a similar effect. Bizarrely enough, I did find a study that said that oxytocin deficient mice suffer from low body temperature, so maybe it's the oxytocin!! Do you feel hotter when you are actually feeding/ at letdown?
I'm still bf my dd (1 next week) - I have just been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid gland, which has been making me hot and can happen after birth (that's why I'm here, I can't sleep). Have you noticed anything else different about yourself?
I think you should both go and see your GP and ask them to check you out!
Probably nothing but better to be sure just incase. I wish I had gone earlier - now I am breathless at times, exhausted (yet sometimes hyper), having eye problems, teaful and quick to anger - all because ot the thyroid. I am also v.hungry and v.skinny!