Hi everyone....I'm posting this question for my sister in law who gave birth on March 15th. She's nursing and is doing well so far, but just called me asking me a question that I can't seem to find the answer to. Because I received so much help and support on this forum when I was BF'ing, I thought I'd come back and ask for her (I've told her about this site, but she's too tired to get on yet....poor dear).
Anyway, she just called asking me if I experienced any "uncontrollable chills and shaking" after giving birth and while breastfeeding? I had heard that profuse sweating was normal after birth, because your body is just ajdusting, etc. However I don't really remember that happening to me so I don't have any advice for her. She says that it's been happening for about 5 days straight now, 2 or 3 times a day, and it's bad enough at times that a heating blanket and other warming devices aren't helping. She's called her Dr. who tells her that it's "normal". Seems odd to me...her DD is two weeks old now. Has anyone else expereinced this? Does it have anything to do with nursing? Does anyone have any advice? Is there anything she should be doing to help this? Thanks so much!