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February 5th, 2007, 07:16 AM
Motherbird Motherbird is offline
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I get afterpains when breastfeeding (which you're pretty much doing 24hr/day) for the first few days after the birth. They are bad, and get much much worse with each baby. It feels like labor all over again. Luckily it only lasts a few days or so. I found a heating pad and Motrin to be the most helpful to relieve some of the pain. Actually, I think the heating pad was even more essential than the Motrin.
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:

SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

and RK, 13, exchange student from Japan

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