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Breastfeeding Hand Falling Asleep
Why is it that every time I start breastfeeding my daughter I suddenly start falling asleep yet when I'm not breastfeeding I'm wide awake?
Love hormone: Breastfeeding occurs with the help of a symphony of hormones working together. The two main breastfeeding hormones are oxytocin, the "love hormone" and prolactin, the "mothering hormone". The release of these hormones from the brain can cause sleepiness, relaxation and a feeling of contentment. Also ensure you rest during the day while baby is asleep, eat small, frequent meals and stay hydrated. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.
The : The most common cause of hand pain and numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is entrapment of the median nerve as it goes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies feeling to the palmar aspect of the thumb, index finger, middle finger and in most people half of the ring finger. Pain is typically worse at night. It usually affects both hands with the dominant hand more involved. A tinel sign is present. That is an electric shock feeling when the nerve is tapped at the middle of the wrist.The nerve also supplies the muscles that raise the thumb and bring it across the palm to allow you to pick things up. When cts progresses it can cause pain to radiate from the wrist up the arm and even to the shoulder. It is often seen during pregnancy, resolving after delivery. Arthritic changes at the carpal tunnel can contribute. There is a family tendency because development of cts is related to breadth and depth of the wrist. Early on the symptoms are relieved by wearing wrist splints or forearm massage. Later surgery to give the nerve more room by cutting the transvere carpal ligament relieves the complaints. Contrary to popular belief, using computers a lot does not cause carpal tunnel. The ulnar nerve or funny bone nerve runs down past the elbow and enters the hand through its own tunnel. It supplies the pinky and half of the ring finger. It is most often injured or entrapped at the elbow. Some people have an ulnar nerve that rolls in and out of the channel at the elbow. When that happens the nerve can be compressed by reading while leaning your elbows on the table or even during long phone calls. Emg test is the best way to determine which nerve is causing your problem and how serious it is. Good luck with your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Must be a reason.: Hands actually do not fall asleep without any reason. There is a good reason but it cannot be known without understanding more about your symptoms. When does it occur, when does it not occur? What part of the hand is affected? Is there any muscle weakness? Is the r hand as affected as the left? At the end of the day carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve injury are the most common causes. ...Read more
My left hand keep "falling asleep" when iits not being active. Why is it doing this? It's been happening for about 4 days
Possible CT Syndrome: Usually this happened mostly at night your hand wake you up and it is numb and you have to shake out, if that what happen most likely this a sign of carpel tunnel syndrome. Check it out. ...Read more
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