Ugh! I really tried to be stress free this time around but I'm getting hives again...mostly due from breastfeeding. I don't know about you ladies but breastfeeding does a number on my body. With my last daughter I got a horrible rash that spread all over my body. Dr couldn't figure out the cause so I went to an allergist and he discovered I was getting hives, scratching them turning it into dermatitis. It was all caused by stress, lack of sleep...and to be honest breastfeeding stresses me out bc I couldn't ever get her to take a bottle and she didn't want anyone but me to hold her so I felt very tied down. I really debated breastfeeding my new baby for all these reasons then ultimately decided last minute that it is so good for the baby I would do it again and really try to make sure I introduced a bottle earlier and kept up giving at least 1 a day. Well I don't know where I went wrong but this baby doesn't love a bottle either. She doesn't completely refuse it like my older daughter did but it also doesn't soothe her. If hungry she will take it. But anyway back to the post...my hives are back and I find myself scratching away before I even realize it.
on Oct. 18, 2013 at 7:19 AM