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  1. #11
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    I started this thread when my baby was 10 months old and she is now just turned 2. We are still nursing but not nearly as much, usually at bedtime and upon waking and once overnight. I have definitely noticed that as our nursing frequency has declined so has my joint pain. At this point my joints feel pretty normal with no pain. I am fairly confident that it was due to something related to breastfeeding, hormones I guess. I just wanted to put that out there in case you are like me. I wouldn't have stopped breastfeeding over it but I would have been glad to know that it would end eventually, and it did.

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    i just stumbled back across this post, and update on my joint pain, it did go away

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    This is an interesting thread. I wonder if it has anything to do with being on the minipill? I thought my joint pain was because of that.
    Mom to Samuel J.
    born 7lb. 10 oz. and 22" tall
    on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*ruchiccio View Post
    This is an interesting thread. I wonder if it has anything to do with being on the minipill? I thought my joint pain was because of that.
    I don't use an contraceptive medicine so for me it wasn't that. I do think it was hormonally related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sprocket View Post
    I started this thread when my baby was 10 months old and she is now just turned 2. We are still nursing but not nearly as much, usually at bedtime and upon waking and once overnight. I have definitely noticed that as our nursing frequency has declined so has my joint pain. At this point my joints feel pretty normal with no pain. I am fairly confident that it was due to something related to breastfeeding, hormones I guess. I just wanted to put that out there in case you are like me. I wouldn't have stopped breastfeeding over it but I would have been glad to know that it would end eventually, and it did.


    Thanks for sharing this thread.

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    I had this until my son was about 3 years, on and off, and yes it did make me feel old! Ancient to be exact. And pain in my feet, in the arch. But this past year it did not recur and I hope it stays away.

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    I have had knee joint pain for several months now. After doing many blood tests, we found that my Vitamin D was low which can cause fatigue and joint pain. I've been taking Vitamin D supplements which have helped. My testosterone is also high. I'm seeing an endocrinologist next week about that. I have been ebf since the beginning and wonder if that affects the Vitamin D absorbed by my body and also my hormones.

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    I know this thread is super old, in fact I started it when my daughter was 10 months old and she is now 4 1/2. But strangely enough I am revisiting it because I now have a 10 month old son and I am experiencing exactly the same pain and achiness that I was feeling when my daughter was this age! What gives? It started when he was a couple of months old but has recently gotten quite a bit more severe, similar to the pattern with my first child. Anyway, I may mention it to my doctor but I doubt she will have anything to offer. My intuition still somehow points to a relationship with milk production ... for various reasons, one being that my baby seems to be having a growth spurt and has recently increased my supply noticeably due to more nursing than usual, and this has happened at exactly the same time as my aches and pains have become stronger. Anyway, it all went away as my daughter's nursing frequency decreased as she got older. I hope it does this time around too. Here's hoping it is not just old age!

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    So funny that you brought this thread up, sprocket...my DD2 is almost 7 months and I've been feeling so stiff, especially in my lower back and ankles. I hadn't remembered feeling this way with my first (almost 4.5 years now too!), but apparently I did, according to my contribution to this thread!

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    Hi.. thank you so much for your updates.. How are you going now? I have been going through something similar with my 2nd child. She is 7 months now and since Christmas I have had joint pain in my hands (fingers/wrists), ankles, toes, knees and occasional elbows. It started off mild then went from bad to worst. Tested negative for rheumatoid arthritis but i have really high levels of inflammation so they r saying it's arthritis but i really think it's related to breastfeeding and hormones. I am taking lots of fish oil, tumeric and on an anti inflammatory diet. I really hope it goes away soon... trying to wean our baby from the breast but no luck...

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