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Old 12-28-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Arms falling asleep while nursing

This has been happening intermittently for a month or so but no happens majority of the time particularly during nighttime sessions. Anyone else experience this?

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: Arms falling asleep while nursing

Not while nursing, but my right arm tends to fall asleep if I'm sitting and reading or using my phone. My arm starts tingling from the elbow down to my pinky finger - I know carpal tunnel is a fairly common pregnancy/postpartum problem, so I'm wondering if this is related.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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All the time. Also happens if he lays just right on my shoulder. It is baby putting pressure on nerves and stuff. I've checked into it but both my doc and the chiro suggest moving him if it bothers me but it isn't a huge issue.

I've learned to get his head settled a little higher in my elbow and that makes a huge difference. I use a nursing pillow to help prop him overnight when I tend to be less able to find the right position.

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Yes. It got better as he got older and position changed slightly.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: Arms falling asleep while nursing

Yup. Usually a visit to the chiropractor fixes it for me.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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Carpal tunnel is very common whole nursing. I wore a brace art night for about a week and it went away.
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