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Have you ever had pumping your breast milk make you dizzy?

I'm exclusively pumping for my twins. I've been pumping for about 6 weeks now. I got dizzy late last night while I was pumping. I was still dizzy in the AM and I was dizzy all day today. Then, I got a nap this evening and I wasn't dizzy when I woke up. I was fine for about 2 hours and then pumped again at 9 PM. About 2 minutes into my pumping, I got dizzy again and I'm still dizzy. Has anybody else experienced this? I'm calling my OB in the AM to see what they have to say.

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proud2Bmomma

Asked by proud2Bmomma at 11:01 PM on Jul. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • I haven't experienced this but I do sometimes seem to get SO HUNGRY/THIRSTY while I'm bf and/or pumping...Are you eating/drinking enough? I hope your doc is able to figure it out for you... congrats on your twins!
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 11:42 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • Thank you for the congratulations. :)
    I do feel that I'm eating and drinking enough. I know I'm drinking at least a half gallon of water a day. But I don't know if that is enough.
    proud2Bmomma

    Answer by proud2Bmomma at 11:56 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

  • I was told to drink a gallon of water a day when I was nursing ONE. You need to be drinking way more than than IMHO. Start with that! Also, that, and thirst, was my first symptom of diabetes. I was told over and over again that it was because of sinuses or nursing, but when I weaned my son, it didn't go away. I was tested when I was preggo, and it was negative, but about two months after he was born, it started. Let me know what the doc says tomorrow!
    corbysmom531

    Answer by corbysmom531 at 12:32 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • I get dizzy when my letdown hits when I am nursing sometimes. I figured out that it was my blood sugar suddenly dropping. It really helped if I would have a piece of fruit or something like that that helps with blood sugar about 15 minutes before I would nurse.
    Babygirl1971

    Answer by Babygirl1971 at 12:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2009

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