My wife is a lactating mother who generally doesn't get much sleep and she's always complaining of dizziness and pains in body. Whats the cause?
Dehydration. Lactating women need to ensure they stay hydrated enough for their own body as well as to make all the healthy breastmilk for their babies. Breastfeeding women should be drinking every hour.. Keep a waterbottle by her side at all times! dehydration may cause dizziness, as well as leg cramps. These symptoms may also be from electrolyte imbalances, so i would recommend calling your OB as well.
Worrisome. I referred this to many types of physicians for an answer. In any case, you can call the office of the doctor who delivered her for more information. That is typically the place to start for individualized health information.
Thanx for added info. "the doctor that delivered her just tells her to eat more which is what i tell her and she does more but the pains don't go away. These days she's suffering from pains in the soles of her feet and her hands and the back of the rib cage." eating better and sleeping more are good. Having a helper in the home occasionally is beneficial so that the woman has an opportunity to relax and go see a doctor.
Dizziness. Nonspecific dizziness is commonly related to hyperventilation. Dizziness that accompanies hyperventilation, anxiety, or depression often builds up gradually, waxes and wanes over a period of 20 minutes or longer, and gradually resolves. There may be no sensation of "air hunger" since these patients are hyperventilating only to a slight degree. This usually occurs in settings that are at least mild.