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Thread: Breastfeeding and Menstrual Cycle

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    Default Breastfeeding and Menstrual Cycle

    Hello Mommies,

    Currently I am not a mommy, but I have the FAITH and I am believing that I will be a mommy soon. I am asking a question on the behalf of someone else, she is a new mommy and recently her cycle returned. She is wondering if breastfeeding during your cycle makes you more tired? Thanks for you responses mommies.

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    I haven't noticed a connection. But I'm so tired all the time anyway that it can't much worse :-)

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    Thanks for the response.

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    Many women feel some extra fatigue as part of their pre-menstrual/menstrual time. So perhaps it's unrelated to the breastfeeding. Is she having an overwhelming amount of tiredness?
    Jen
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    Thank you! I am not sure, I can ask her though. I do know that she asked if "pumping during one's cycle can cause extreme fatigue."
    Last edited by BlessedWomb; July 3rd, 2007 at 04:07 PM.

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    I haven't noticed any fatigue when I pump or nurse during my period.

    I found this, though:
    http://www.mamashealth.com/nutrition/anemia.asp

    From ^that^ website:
    High-risk groups include: women of child-bearing age who have blood loss through menstruation; pregnant or lactating women who have an increased requirement for iron; infants, children, and adolescents in rapid growth phases; and people with a poor dietary intake of iron through a diet of little or no meat or eggs for several years.
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    Default Re: Breastfeeding and Menstrual Cycle

    That post on anemia bears very interesting things =) I am anemic - used to be borderline - but since pregnancy and then birth - I am officially an anemic. I find that if I dont take my iron pills I do get really run down. Might wanna have her OB check that red cell count =)

    Eat dark leafy greens! Yum!

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    Thanks so much ladies/mommies for your responses. I am getting ready to share this info. with her right now!!! Thanks again!!!

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