Restless Leg Syndrome while nursing

Samantha - posted on 12/15/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I get awful RLS when I nurse, and mostly in the evenings. My legs get tingly and I feel like I have to completely lock my knees and squeeze as hard as I can or even kick them straight out to make them feel any better. I've tried sitting in different positions or even layung down when I nurse but this doesn't seem to help.

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Joanna - posted on 12/18/2012

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I have the same problem and have since my daughter was born 5 months ago! It has driven me absolutely insane. By my husband's advice, I recently started taking calcium pills and it has gone away completely. Sometimes I forget to take them, and I will notice it come back, but as soon as I take it again it goes away within a few minutes. I usually take them in the evening when I start to nurse, I have heard also that combining calcium with potassium helps. I don't usually take potassium (can be done by simply eating a banana), but if just the calcium doesn't help, maybe try it. Please let me know if this helps because I would be interested to know if the treatment helps other people. Good luck, I hope this gets rid of the problem!

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