Does Breastfeeding Make You Tired?

Other reasons why you breastfeeding makes you tired?

You may feel tired frequently when breastfeeding your baby for the first time. Here are some of the possible causes:

Not getting enough sleep

When nursing a newborn, getting enough rest and sleep at night is difficult. Your baby will demand your attention to breastfeed, change diapers, or may just want to play.

Not eating properly

As a breastfeeding mom, you barely have time to prepare healthy food. You may reach out for fast food, which often contains empty calories and lacks adequate nutrients. 

Breastfeeding problems

A new mom may be prone to breastfeeding problems such as breast engorgement, cracked or sore nipples, mastitis, etc. 


Another reason why you may lack energy while breastfeeding is because of anemia, which is a low red blood cell count. If you lose a lot of blood during childbirth, it can trigger anemia. 

Being excessively tired can lead to a low breast milk supply and may make your baby fussy from not getting enough milk.