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Nursing while pregnant- baby actually getting milk?

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Hi, mamas

Question for those of you who have nursed during pregnancy...

for how long was your babe actually getting milk?  And did the milk totally dry up at some point?  Or just turn to colostrum?

My baby is 5 months and I'm not really thinking about trying to get pregnant again until he's about a year old.  But we're not preventing now.  If it's definitive that my milk will dry up during pregnancy, or even if there's a strong chance, then that would be reason for me to prevent pregnancy until a year.  I really want him to be getting most of his nutrition from my milk until then.  Of course it might be a moot point because I know my fertility may not return until later anyway, but just in case...

thoughts?

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I have gone through some with my supply intact and some where I lost it. The latest I seemed to lose it pretty quickly but my nursling was almost three so we were already headed that way. 

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The majority of mothers will lose their milk supply at some point during pregnancy. When and if that happens to you, you'll never know until you're living it. I can't remember exactly when I lost mine. I lost supply, and then eventually after a couple months of dry nursing DS1, I got colustrum. If not having to supplement with formula is important to you, I'd postpone getting pregnant until the baby is 1.

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