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    Question Anemia while BFing at this point?

    Me again!

    I'm a vegetarian (I only eat a little dairy, eggs every now and then), and DS is almost 14mo. The last few days I have been DRAINED. I mean, as a FT-working mom with two in diapers, I'm always tired, but I have been feeling like someone pulled the plug. I do take a prenatal still. DS nurses once or twice at night, and 2-3x during the day. I thought of being pregnant, but I have an IUD.

    Anyone had experience?
    ---Josie

    Proud mommy of 2 boys and a baby girl!

    DS Owen, DOB 10/28/6, 6 lb 4oz, adopted from Guatemala, home forever 8/1/6 (we met him at 4w old! Mommy lived w/him in Guatemala from 5/28/6 till he came home!)

    DS Ian, DOB 8/6/8 via C-sec., 9 lb!
    BF for 22 mo.

    DD born via vbac 11/25/11!

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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    anybody else in the family sick?
    there is some wicked stuff going around.

    I was tried all the time too and they did check my iron along with my throid levels and also my blood sugar
    and my iron did come back low.

    I take floradix its a natural iron from the health food store that helps alot.

    And on days when I didn't sleep well the night before I take a nap!
    http://www.florahealth.com/flora/hom...ucts/R4771.htm

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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio View Post
    anybody else in the family sick?
    there is some wicked stuff going around.

    I was tried all the time too and they did check my iron along with my throid levels and also my blood sugar
    and my iron did come back low.

    I take floradix its a natural iron from the health food store that helps alot.

    And on days when I didn't sleep well the night before I take a nap!
    http://www.florahealth.com/flora/hom...ucts/R4771.htm
    I had some wicked virus 2w ago. No one else around me is sick, although I do teach so who knows what these teenagers have brought me. But it doesn't feel like that to me.

    I think I'll get my iron levels checked. AND check out floradix! TY!!
    ---Josie

    Proud mommy of 2 boys and a baby girl!

    DS Owen, DOB 10/28/6, 6 lb 4oz, adopted from Guatemala, home forever 8/1/6 (we met him at 4w old! Mommy lived w/him in Guatemala from 5/28/6 till he came home!)

    DS Ian, DOB 8/6/8 via C-sec., 9 lb!
    BF for 22 mo.

    DD born via vbac 11/25/11!

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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    Do you eat a lot of soy foods? Soy can have an effect on the thyroid (as can giving birth, for some women). It's certainly worth checking all the basics-- iron levels, thyroid levels, etc.

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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    Have you taken a PG tst yet? Can't rule it out until you see a negative mamasita

    But I vote too for a possible illness.
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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    I took 2 pg tests--NEGATIVE, thank goodness.

    I'm calling about getting an iron test today. We'll see! I conked out at 9 last night. Doing ok so far today. Thanks, ladies, for caring.

    As for soy, yes, I drink soy milk, eat tofu, sometimes endemame.
    ---Josie

    Proud mommy of 2 boys and a baby girl!

    DS Owen, DOB 10/28/6, 6 lb 4oz, adopted from Guatemala, home forever 8/1/6 (we met him at 4w old! Mommy lived w/him in Guatemala from 5/28/6 till he came home!)

    DS Ian, DOB 8/6/8 via C-sec., 9 lb!
    BF for 22 mo.

    DD born via vbac 11/25/11!

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    Default Re: Anemia while BFing at this point?

    I teach FT (2nd and 3rd grade combined), commute, and still have 2 in diapers and nurse my youngest 3x a day (sometimes at night). I TOTALLY understand where you are coming from! I just wanted to say that I also take the herbal FLORADEX and LOVE IT! I found that I was becoming anemic from a heavier period (sorry...TMI????) and so I take it regularly when I feel tired or lethargic.
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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