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    Question constant queasiness

    I am feeling sick to my stomach constantly these days. Am I dehydrated, anemic, not eating enough or the right things? I thought it was just holiday stress+too many cookies, but that's over now, and no improvement. It's pretty dry here but I drink about a half gallon or more a day and I only end up peeing like 3x in 24 hrs sorry tmi but is that too little? Is there a specific quantity I should be drinking? I can't seem to force myself to drink much more... I eat all the time, it seems like. There's no way I'm pregnant (thank goodness)!

    Any one else have a similar problem?

    (sorry, rambly... I've always been bad, and seem to have lost all ability to write coherently.)

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    Default Re: constant queasiness

    Dehydration or anemia are pretty common in breastfeeding women and both can make you feel sick and light-headed. Honestly, if your baby is still pretty young, a half gallon doesn't sound like that much! I was drinking a pint glass of water pretty much every time I nursed! Which would be like 1.5 gallons a day or something! I don't see any harm in trying to drink even more water, and also consider increasing the iron in your diet. I hate regular iron supplements but I like Floradix, so that might be an option.


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    P.S. I'd try drinking a ton more water first bc 3x/day doesn't sound like enough to me. And increase your iron, because why not? But if that doesn't work, see your doctor, because there are other things that crop up in new moms that can cause a variety of symptoms, like thyroid issues.


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    Default Re: constant queasiness

    Another suggestion to alleviate dehydration. Try to keep an eye on whether you are breathing through your mouth or your nose. I'm a habitual mouth breather (probably due to childhood allergies and stuffy noses)... and once I started making an effort to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth, there was a noticeable change -- I felt way less dehydrated and parched.

    Also -- maybe your digestive system is out of whack? You could help maybe by adding probiotic or kefir to your diet. Worth a shot.
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    Okay, I'm going to ramp up water intake alot. I do already have thyroid issues, and there's only 1 endocrinologist in the city, and apparently the next available appt is the end of Feb. : (I wish there was a "grit teeth in annoyance" icon) and in my experience, other drs have no clue what they're doing in this area.

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    Hey, on the plus side, there aren't too many postpartum mamas who only pee 3x a day! A lot of mamas are still peeing a little every time they sneeze or jump up and down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    Hey, on the plus side, there aren't too many postpartum mamas who only pee 3x a day! A lot of mamas are still peeing a little every time they sneeze or jump up and down...


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    Haha, I've always had exceptional bladder control, except while I was pregnant, it was the most devastating part to me... I mean, it's alot when I do pee.

    I have never paid attention to how I breathe, I guess a combination. And I guess a little yogurt added to my diet can never hurt.

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    Default Re: constant queasiness

    i have heard that the color of urine is a good indicator of dehydration. If its really darkly colored you probably should be drinking more water. If your pee is light yellow or clear when you do go that is one good sign you are hydrated. Of course this might not be true 100% if you are taking certain medications or eating certain foods, just a general indicator.
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    Default Re: constant queasiness

    Definitely drink more water, but I actually got queasy in the early months of breastfeeding. It was when my stomach was empty and really felt like morning sickness. It wasn't and I googled to see if it could be nursing related. Apparently there are others who have this too!
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