I hope that this post will shed light on these symptoms. I have been nursing R. She's almost 5 months old. I have been having dizzy spells and vertigo on and off lately. I have had headaches on and off since I first gave birth. I looked up the symptoms, and found nothing as far as an explanation.
But, I did find a few forums of women who were nursing and experiencing the same thing. Many of them had even had tests run and visited doctors who came up with no explanation. Some common themes included: changes in frequency of nursing, postpartum hair-loss, getting your first period back, possible low blood-sugar, and depression or anxiety.
From what I can gather just from my own assessment, it seems as though some nursing mothers may experience Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAS - headaches with vertigo or dizziness), possibly as a result of
low blood sugar or some sort-of breastfeeding side effect.
But, I am not a medical professional. So, I want to call attention to this on my blog. Maybe someone can shed some light on this. Here are the main 2 forum threads that deal with this issue: