Immune deficiencies in second child? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 07:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
Amy Lachney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not sure where to ask this, but I am just curious if two close together pregnancies can result in less than stellar breast milk for baby number two? I breastfed my daughter for a year, and got pregnant when she turned 10 months old. She didn't have her first runny nose until well after she was a year old. My son is now a year old, and he has had sinus infection after sinus infection. When my daughter gets a runny nose for three days, he gets it for at least a week. He had a sinus infection almost every three weeks for the first 6 months! I had a phenomenal immune system prior to having my daughter, so I am wondering if my immune system didn't have time to fully recover between pregnancies, and the milk the second time around is not as protective? Just curious if anyone has experienced this, or if it's a real thing, or it's just because they are two different kids!
Amy Lachney is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Asiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,776
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)

Since maternal stores take time to recover from pregnancy, birth, and lactation, maybe it could effect milk supply for the next baby. Six months or more after weaning is often reccomended before becoming pregnant, so that mother can rebuild her maternal stores, then 3-5 years between births. I can understand your curiosity in this matter but I think it is great that you are breastfeeding and giving your baby the over all immune advantage of breastmilk. The info below may be of help (or not).

 

http://health.utah.gov/mihp/pregnancy/preged/afterpreg/Pregnancy_Spacing.htm

 

http://www.rhcatalyst.org/site/DocServer/Birth_Spacing_Research_Update_USAID_12-30-02_Final.pdf?docID=162

Asiago is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 01-31-2013, 03:42 PM
 
CookAMH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the great northwest
Posts: 4,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've been interested in this myself, including the examination of how a mother feels in pregnancy depending on how close the kids are or how well her nutrient stores were replenished through diet, before getting pregnant again. Pregnancy and nursing is a huge drain of nutrients for the mother, and it's hard work to restore oneself to have enough to "give" to another baby. You could improve both you and your son through adding nutrient dense foods to your diet, such as quality full fat dairy, cod liver oil, plenty of fat, organ meats (or organ pills if you don't like taste), pastured eggs, and more. If interested, you could post on the Traditional Foods board for some other suggestions.


Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then an HBAC, then a VBAC!!).
CookAMH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off