There was me thinking weaning meant taking one step closer to getting my old body back. Oh how wrong could I be.
Hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, and mood swings. All side effects I’ve experienced since starting to wean Sprog.
Take this evening/morning, whatever damn time it is, for example. I drifted off to sleep only to be woken an hour later swimming in a pool of sweat, feeling as though I’m boiling from within.
Even after opening the window, throwing off the covers, stripping naked, nothing is making me feel any cooler. I’m a sweaty mess.
Rather than toss and turn, or read (difficult at the best of times, when I don’t want to wake husband) I thought I’d blog about it.
After a little Googling, it seems that many women suffer this hot, sweaty, moody fate. I’m yet to raise this with my NCT compadres, so it’ll be interesting to hear what they say.
I’m attributing these symptom to weaning, because it’a a bit too much of a coincidence to be anything else. And, logically, my body is attempting to level off my milk supply so my hormones will be going haywire (pray for my husband folks!).
I’ve in no way stopped breastfeeding. Sprog and I have a good long, cuddly feed on a morning then again after each of his meals. So that’s still 4 a day.
The feeds are definitely not as long as they once were and my boobs don’t fill up as much in between.
Perhaps I may need to start stopping some of the four feeds. I just wish there was a little bit more guidance. I’m in the black hole between health care visitor visits and not too keen on doing any more googling.
I’ll take sprogs lead for the time being. He still wants boob and I’m still producing milk.
Looks like I’ll just have to endure these weaning night sweats, hot flushes and mood swings that little while longer!
I’d be really interested to hear your experience of weaning and the effects it had on your body.
Please do share, it’ll make me feel a little less isolated at 2am in the morning when I start sweating and crying into my pillow!