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    Hi I'm new to this forum and was just wondering if anyone had suffered from night sweats whilst breast feeding..... This is my fourth child and he is 8 weeks old and for the last 2 weeks I have encountered terrible sweating through the day and before waking at night for each feed, the bed is soaking wet and I'm cold to touch..... I breast fed all my children my last one who is two for 18 months until I fell pregnant with number 4.... I have been to the doctors and he said that it was panic attacks and I know its definately not, I have the most supportive husband and family and feel very safe in my home environment so have no need to panic.... Can anyone offer any advice.....
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    Bev xxx and baby 8 weeks old

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    I shed buckets of sweat for a surprisingly long time after mine was born. I don't remember how long it lasted, but I think it was a couple months. It was just a hormonal thing, which adjusted and eventually went away. I got pretty bloated at the end of my pregnancy; so there was a lot of water to lose too. I don't know if this is what is going on with you, but if you are not feeling anxiety when you are sweating then I'm certain it's not a panic attack. My brother used to get those and he would be absolutely terrified.

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    I'm 2 weeks postpartum and have night sweats. I did after my first child, too. I can't remember how long it lasted. I think it's a combination of hormones and exhaustion.
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    I had them with all 3, up until about 7 months. Totally sucked!!! Its normal, but if its not normal for you, you might call your doctor. (((HUGS)))

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    I agree, it's likely related to hormones. If you feel okay mentally (not too much stress or anxiety), I personally wouldn't think it's a panic attack. I'm currently pregnant and have AWFUL night sweats almost every night. It's pretty brutal.

    I actually had them for a long while even before this pregnancy, but I was in the process of weaning my ds2. I had all my hormone levels checked and everything appeared in the 'normal' range, but I think even if something is *slightly* off, it can cause things like this. My midwife suggested acupuncture, which I never did try.
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    I had this as well. I think it's your body shedding water it retained during pregnancy (or during birth, especially if you got IV fluids) plus, later, hormones. It did get better over time for me.


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    I had night sweats. In fact I was warned by my midwife that I may experience night sweats, so I assume that means it is a normal thing.

    People say every pregnancy is different, and I guess every post-pregnancy is different, too, so I wouldn't worry that it didn't happen with your first babies.
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