Purpose of this blog

Hello Everyone,
I have such a response to my post on my other blog. I have heard from so many women who have had similar experiences-to a greater or lesser extent. With every women I come in contact with I am amazed at how many of us are out there.
Starting this blog was suggested to me and after thinking about it, I think it is needed. A single place where we can all share our stories. Share our problems. Let each other know what is working for us, and then one day help the medical community find the answer to why and hopefully help.
As I receive stories, updates, and info that I find or are given I will post them here. If you have anything to share you can email me at judeebeeforme@yahoo.com
Please become a follow if you have had, are having, or know someone who has had this problem.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Update on Nursing

Still have small break outs if I don't take my meds.
We've started weening. We are down to 3 feedings a day. I'm really looking forward to finding out if my hives completely go away once I completely stop nursing.
We'll see.


  1. Did they go away? I'm 5 weeks post partum and breastfeeding and 3 weeks with hives I'm losing my mind. I need to know if I stop breastfeeding if they will end I am too miserable

  2. Please dun stop breastfeeding. It will not stop the Hives. After giving birth to my 2nd child 3 1/2 yrs back, I started having hives (2 weeks post partum). I weaned her off 26 weeks later. My hives continue till now :(

    Did any of you take the epidural? I am suspecting it is a reaction to it. I did not take it for my 1st delivery. The hives only started after my 2nd delivery which I took the epidural. I total-breastfed both. My 1st for 18 months.

  3. To anonymous from June 8, 2010:

    I did not have an epidural and I'm still having hives. So I wouldn't point at the epidural as your cause.

    I did have to have a course of penicillin while in labor because of Group B Strep, though. Anyone else have that?

  4. I had a course of penicillin for group B strep as well and I just started getting hives two days ago. My son is almost 4 weeks old. Never had any hives with my first child but wasn't positive for the group B strep during that pregnancy. Interesting...

  5. I had a natural delivery and no antibiotics and I've had hives for three weeks with no end in sight.

  6. FYI In comment to the epidural. I had my son at the midwife's home with no meds of any sort. Its not always the breastfeeding, there are, I believe many causes for the hives, not all are directly baby related. Even those that are nursing/breastfeeding related could have multiple causes with in that. Until we can get someone in the medical community to take this problem seriously we are not going to know what it is.
    thanks for all your stories and comments.

  7. Hello My name is Deysi I live in Lomita Ca. I have 2 girls a 9 year old and a 6 month baby...Now my story is a lil confusing and it was fraustrating Back in 2004 My baby was born, had the epidural procedure after 3 months I start it brakeing out with HIVES my body reacted with something that I was not aware off.... I was confuseI said " whats going on" I lost my job because of the Hives now it took 3 months for the hives to finally go away at first I thought maybe it was food a change of something I did not know the answers.... That was 9 years ago now I have my second baby and had epidural done again and here Iam fighting this problem again with HIVES..... I BRAIN STORM....??? What now...It was the EPIDURAL or the postpartum Hives after affects.... I tryed all kinds of Doctors all they said its something your eating.....They did diffrent test nothing... no results this is serious and scary I was so fraustrated ect.... I belive that it just depends on how your body wants to react to certain things we put or use in our bodys....some bodys are stronger then others some are not.... ;(