There are quite a few mothers that say they experience nausea while
breastfeeding. They say they feel the same type of nausea experienced when hungry and have described it as coming in waves, like normal morning
Some mothers experience some itching with nausea, usually under their arms and breasts.
During pregnancy, Relaxin hormones are released to cause your pelvis to expand and veins to relax. These levels of Relaxin are higher than average for the first few months after delivery.
In some mothers, these Relaxin hormones can cause low blood pressure, which in turn cause dizziness. If the dizziness is really bad, you might want to talk to your doctor about it.
"Hello, I have a 10 months baby girl who is breastfed and who is eating solids.
I have been suffering from headaches for 7 months now. I had an MRI done and everything is okay. They can't find the reason for the pain.
The frequency is almost every day, and my life is difficult. I am taking paracetamol, but I have a pain at the top of my head that cannot be fixed with pain medication.
I am so desperate! I also tried acupuncture."
Re: Hormonal headache
It could be a hormonal headache; they are quite common. I know a lot of people might disagree with me on this, but in your specific situation, my advice is to start weaning slowly.
Your baby has already received ten months of the best start possible. If it means that you have a better quality of life and that you will enjoy your baby more, then go for it. You have, it seems, already done some research and have ruled out most other causes.
Its better for your child to be formula fed and have a happy, healthy mommy than a miserable mommy who provides breast milk."
"Thanks, Tracy for your response. It's nice to be understood and to feel supported.
I am happy to start weaning my baby and last week I bought the formula. She doesn't seem to like it. I am trying to give her more food and water and less breast milk. I will let you know if the headaches disappear.
Thanks again for your advice and again bravo to your site, which has helped me see that some people experience headaches related to breastfeeding."