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Why don't mosquitos bite me since I gave birth?


I used to get bitten by mosquitos, but then I had a child and they don’t bite me any more. Why not?
Rebecca, Walthamstow


** Definitive **
Name: Rod, Walthamstow
Qualification: Entymology qualification
Answer: It could be that she is still getting bitten, but not reacting to them as much. When you are bitten by a female mosquito, you are injected with a certain amount of a coagulant which acts as an anaesthetic. A hormone change when she gave birth could have affected how she reacts to mosquito bites.