First postpartum period while breastfeeding? *TMI*
Has anyone who has breastfed had these symptoms with their first postpartum period? I'm still breastfeeding, haven't stopped or slowed down, and I've been lucky not to have a period yet but I have no idea what's going on with my body but there is almost NO way I am pregnant though it sounds like it. Sex became very painful during pregnancy and I am still breastfeeding and sex is still extremely painful 10 months later. We have had sex once in the last month and it was so painful that we didn't finish nor was he able to get in very deep. So I really don't think there's any way I'm pregnant.
But a few days ago my nipples started hurting while breastfeeding. It hurts so much at times that I just want to cut it short and push her away (I don't though). It's both sides that hurt. I'm having mood swings like crazy. I'm tired tired tired and don't feel like doing anything. And I'm nauseated! My sense of smell is sharp again which isn't helping the nausea. I had what could be ovary pains a few days ago but they were nothing like anything I've felt and I haven't had any cramps or anything like that. No breakouts. No cravings - I've lost my appetite because of the nausea.
I don't have any lumps in my breasts that would be a clogged duct or anything like that. I'm not really sure if this means I'm about to start my period or if it's a hormonal imbalance or something else? Does anyone know what this is? I knew I wasn't feeling great the last week or so but the nipples are what made me realize it could all be connected.