Yuck I feel gross. Is this happening to anyone else?

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  1. Reidfidleir

    Reidfidleir Well-Known Member

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    So I noticed that during pregnancy I didn't smell as much when I sweated and my natural brand deodorant actually would work.
    Ever since I've given birth though I Reek!!! It's been four and a half weeks and still when I sweat I smell sooooo bad. It's disgusting. I'm just wondering if this is a hormonal thing? Or is it because I'm lactating/breast feeding? I'm not eating any foods like cabbage or garlic so it's not that. I'm also trying to drink a lot of water.
    But I feel nasty. Am I alone in this or can any one else relate?
     
  2. bookreader

    bookreader Well-Known Member

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    This happened to me. A week or so after the birth i noticed i was getting body odour, something that i have never had bother with in the past.
    It was worse on the right side and that was the side my baby preferred the boob on.

    I read that it is the body getting rid of the toxins whilst we breastfeed.

    I am no longer breastfeeding and it has gone.
     
  3. Reidfidleir

    Reidfidleir Well-Known Member

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    Yea it's worse on my right too!! It's my better producing breast
     
  4. Shezza84uk

    Shezza84uk Mum of four gems

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    Oh gosh I thought something was wrong with me lol I have serious BO issues and I cant shower enough!! It comes back after a few hours I didnt have this with my first so thought it was something to do with my csection :/
     
  5. Sproglet

    Sproglet Well-Known Member

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    Thank god this is normal! I have noticed when my milk starts to flow I just suddenly sweat all over. Luckily Robyn doesn't seem to mind!
     
  6. bookreader

    bookreader Well-Known Member

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    ha ha yeh i was getting so paranoid until i knew it was pretty normal. I would come out of the shower and it was basically there again. It was like i could never properly wash the smell away.
    I did use a bit of talc to help, although i did read that you shouldnt as the toxins need to get out.

    Makes you wonder what the hell is in our bodies!
     
  7. ourturnnext

    ourturnnext Well-Known Member

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    I stink too!!!! Its like a pickled onion smell, its really disgusting but I think the smell of sour milk that's all over me at the mo overpowers it :wacko:
     
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    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    Im the same, I definitely think it's breastfeeding related!
     
  9. lazybum09

    lazybum09 mummy of 2

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    me too, have changed deodrant brands too, how strange!
     
  10. polaris

    polaris Mother of two

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    Me too! That's interesting that it could be breastfeeding related. I don't remember it with my first though and I fed him until 22 months so hopefully that means it won't last!
     
  11. DragonTamer

    DragonTamer Single mom of 4

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    I noticed it too...once I smelled it I recalled how I remember smelling it when I nursed before. I think it might have something to do with our LOs needing to smell us...it probably smells nice to them but is gross to us...hey maybe its our bodies way of telling men to stay away...lol
     
  12. Islander

    Islander Preggo - 1st Tri

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    ME!!happens when i get my period too - i think its def hormonal!literally 5 mins after washing i smell again! i use an antibacterial soap to wash then a heavily scented shower gel then dry and then use mens deodorant, i have to do it every few hours... hth and sorry ure going through this but kinda glad im not alone!
     

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