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    breast feeding and stomach problems

    Hi -

    Was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is any link between breast feeding and stomach aches. I"ve never experienced this before, but it appears that every time I finish breast feeding, I get a stomach ache that lasts for at least 30-45mins after which it disappears. Does anyone know if there is in fact a link or is it all psychological? Also, if anyone else has had a similar thing happen to them - if so, what did / can you do about it? I just sit and wait it out...not really very helpful!

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    How old is your baby? If newborn, it may be because the hormones are triggering the uterus to contract. I had something similar with my second...

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    Have you recently delivered? The hormones released in breastfeeding do act on the uterus to help it contract after birth. This can be painful. I found that I had these pains in the first month or two after delivery, but not much longer than that... And more so after my 2nd child.

    If it's not in the first 2 months though, I don't know what it would be!!

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    Ha - PF, great minds think alike ;)

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    I took painkillers before breastfeeding in anticipation of the pain!

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    If you just had your baby, then it might be uterus contraction.

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    thanks guys - knew i could count on this forum for help! Yeah - my baby is 3weeks old but I don't remember the same thing happening for my 1st and 2nd babies...funny how fast one forgets the painful things so fast! (well with me at least!) :)

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    Yup experienced the same while expressing, the bright spot is that you know your uterus is contracting and you will be back in shape in no time :)

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