Mary Renee - posted on 06/13/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I just turned 24 last week and 6 weeks ago I had my first baby. This was my first pregnancy, and I'm still bleeding a little bit but I hear that's normal.
My question is kind of an embarassing one, but I feel like I smell more than I did prior to having a baby. Is this hormone related? I've been using the same anti-persperiant/deodorant for like three years and suddenly it just doesn't last as long. I take a shower and I feel like six hours later I want to take another and also, I don't even smell the same. Before I was pregnant if I forgot to wear deodorant I'd hardly notice I smelled very mild and now it's a completely different smell. On a more embarassing note, I feel like I have "other" odor and I never had that before. Again, is this pregnancy/postpartum/hormone related, or is this just an aspect of growing older, or is it just me?
Did anyone else notice this after they had children?
p.s. I don't know if it's relevant, but I'm exclusively breastfeeding, and I tore in two places during delivery (but they were small tears)