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Breastfeeding my 8 month old and suddenly having HORRIBLE HORRIBLE CRAMPS! Is this normal?

It's mostly on my left side and it's REALLY strong in my lower abdomen.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:32 AM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's not a breastfeeding thing. If the pain is very severe, call your doc. I would not consider this normal. I'd suggest it's your gall bladder if the pain was on the RIGHT side.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:08 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I would check with your doc...it may have nothing to do with BFing...are your constipated?? on your period??
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 1:09 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • It also could be your overary. You may have a cyst or just a painful ovary. Mine(my LH one) hurt also when I ovulate.
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 1:18 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I would say it could be.... you need to poop, have an ovarian cyst or possibly an ectopic pregnancy.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:45 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • You may be be getting a cycle. I got one at 5 months pp even though I exclusively breastfeed. I was cramping on and off for a week before. I also have cramped months that I got no period at all but they came during the same time every month.
    Crystal8327

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 1:34 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • My first thought is possibly an ectopic pregnancy considering you said horrible 3 times. I would call the doctor and get checked ASAP.
    Good luck & I hope you feel better!
    Marix3

    Answer by Marix3 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

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