Saturday, April 18, 2009

So THAT'S what all that sweatiness is about...

I've been feeling cool-ish come night time, and for convenience, nowadays I sleep on TOP of the covers instead of under them - nursing, changing etc etc... - with a couple of blankets on me, and would wake up all sweaty in the er, bosom area. Anyway, I was reading an article on Babyzone.com, and this is what it says.


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Sweating: Why Am I Soaking the Sheets Each Night?

Sweating is one of your body's methods of getting rid of excess pregnancy fluid. While most moms experience night sweats, it is also common for lactating mothers to sweat between their breasts at any time. This is because breasts are basically modified sweat glands, so when a nursing woman's breasts are working overtime to create milk, the sweat glands around them work hard too. There's no way to stop the sweating, so just wear cool, absorbent clothes to bed and stuff a cloth diaper (which happens to make a handy burp cloth!) between your breasts. The dampness should subside by the end of the first month.

1 comment:

Tammi said...

heck,I'm sweating and I didn't JUST have a baby!LOL
The friggin AC man didn't show up Friday,like he was supposed to! The a**-hole!!
(close your wee ears Jaxon,aunt tammi is venting)
lol