hurts to hold my baby...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by monicaz49, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. monicaz49

    monicaz49 New Member

    i have a 1month old. i hurts to hold him....arms and hands ache. :(
    how awful is that.
    not to mention sometimes im sooo tired i cant stand waking up holding him and feeding him.
    any other mothers out there with a lil one?
    im single......but i do have family support.

  2. mosherpit

    mosherpit New Member

    Try using a Boppy pillow to prop the baby up so you can cuddle. Have you been diagnosed with Fibro? There are lots of meds out there that can help releive the pain and help you with the sleep issue. My fibro is just now starting to get in the way of holding my baby too much as she is getting bigger and my arms can't hold her walking and standing for too long. If you can have someone in the family help out with some of the mid night feedings so you can sleep please do it.

    I raised my first daughter as a single mom for the first 8 years, and I dont' know how I could have managed if not for family support. don't be afraid to ask for help...

    best wishes and please seek medical advice so you can enjoy all that there is from raising your little one.