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    Default Hot flashes

    This may be a strange question but ever since I had my son I have been having hot flashes and sweating like crazy. It is so embarrassing to be sweating like this. It happens all the time but especially when the baby is fussing. I don't remember this with my first son. Could it have something to do with the hormones that are still crazy due to nursing? Thanks in advance for any input!

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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    I got hot flashes the first 3 weeks, especially when I started to nurse. I believe it's normal (all due to the wonderful hormones ). Hot flashes will go away... but I'm still very thirsty during nursing (DS is 8 weeks now)

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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    how long has it been since you gave birth?? As far as I know, it is very normal. You no longer have the hormones of pregnancy (or the placenta) so the sudden drop in hormones in your body causes the hot flashes. also if you had any 'water' weight or swelling, your sweating is helping to get rid of all the excess fluid you maintained while pregnant. I dont know if all of this is 100% fact, but its just what I've picked up here and there, and from what my own friends told me when I was going through the same thing! This too shall pass, just another lovely side affect of giving birth!!


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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    I had them off and on for a few months after having DS #1. I asked a friend who had nursed nine babies because I wondered if I was experiencing early menopause, and she said it was normal.

    Haven't had the same effect this time around. Hormones!
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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    i have hot flashes too! and its usually before i nurse or when DS wakes up to nurse. it's an uncomfortable hot feeling. i also didn't feel like this when i had DS#1. i hope it would be over soon.

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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    Sounds normal to me. I had hot flashes and lots of sweating after DS was born. I don't remember how long, but it eventually went away.

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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    how old is baby?
    did you have an iv... that extra fluid takes a while to go away!
    and if you got 2 or 3 bags of iv like after c-section it can take up to 6 weeks to get rid of it.

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    Default Re: Hot flashes

    Thanks for the replies. My son is 9 weeks old so hopefully the hot flashes will be subsiding soon! Gotta love those hormones!!

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    I am so glad you brought this up! My husband has been on me since I gave birth for turning the air down so low and I keep trying to tell him I am having hot flashes! I am glad I can point to an actual reason for this!

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