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#1 of 5 Old 02-22-2014, 02:39 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've heard so many things about being pregnant and breastfeeding, just trying to find some answers.  The last one I heard is it's okay for the first 3 months, but after that risk of miscarriage goes up, so you need to stop.  My 20 mo old is still nursing and I just found out I'm about 3 weeks pregnant.  I was going to try and stop the noon. right before nap, feeding, but am finding it pretty difficult.  My other two weren't phased when I stopped and easily switched to a sippy with milk.  This one won't take a sippy, a bottle, anything!  I want to stop nursing before the baby is born, cause I just don't see how the baby will get the colostrum if my other one is still nursing.  Also, I just think I'm up for one at a time.  Can anyone help?  Is there a date you really need to stop nursing by, or just wean when convenient?  Also, any tips for weaning a stubborn child?  

 

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It is quite safe for most women to breastfed throughout pregnancy. The rare exception is the woman at risk of pre-term labour who's contractions are brought on by nipple stimulation. If you have no history of pre-term labour you should be fine.

Also, our amazing bodies always produce milk suitable for the youngest babe we're feeding :-) You will start producing colostrum again in either late pregnancy or as soon as your baby is born and then continue to produce milk suitable for that baby's age as s/he grows.

Of course, there are other reasons to wean and you may choose to do so at some point but you needn't worry about those two factors :-)

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The adventures of tandum nursing, is a great book to read even if you plan on weaning before the new baby gets here. It talks about being pregnant and nursing.

As said above its generally safe. Your supply will do down which may help with weaning if that is what you want to do.

Good luck and congrats!
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Thanks you so much!  This has relieved a lot of my worries and helps me deal better with hubby who keeps saying I need to asap.  I'll definitely look into the book too.  

 

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I kept breastfeeding my dd when I was pregnant. I think my milk mostly disappeared just after 30 weeks but that doesn't stop her. I tandem nursed after the birth too and it made everything so much easier. I could nurse both together instead of having a demanding little one insisting I play instead of feed her baby brother.

I do wish I had night weaned prior to the birth. I found nursing two through the night very difficult.
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