Jane - posted on 07/27/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am currently breastfeeding my 9 month old son. He is a brilliant feeder, and feeds long and often and is growing beautifully. My concern lays with my own energy levels. I am constantly exhausted, to the point of dizzy spells, headaches and sometimes blackouts. I suffer from low blood pressure, but have had it checked recently and it is at a reasonable level, my iron levels etc have all come back good. I have had full blood works done and everything has come back at a respectable level. I also seem to be picking up every bug there is atm, like my immune system is low or something.
My son feeds on average about 2 hourly thru the daytime, with a 4 hour then 6 hour gap between feeds overnight. He will NOT take a bottle of any description, have tried several brands of teat, (gets rather expensive) and have tried several formulas as well as expressed milk (first choice) He will not try a pacifier either, gets very offended. i have tried about 5 types of those also.
Could breastfeeding be contributing to my energy levels being so low?