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I know, it sounds horrible, but here is the story... My DD is 16 months old and LOVES to nurse! In december i had a miscarriage at 10 weeks. my doula told me that the next time i get pregnant i probably shouldn't nurse at the same time because i am too skinny (105 pounds). she said that maybe my body can't support two growing babies and myself. (fyi: the miscarriage was probably from low progesterone, not nursing). since then i have been on progesterone and just found out i am pg (6 weeks) and unfortunately, i am feeling some crampy feelings again and i think i may lose this one as well. so, my question is, is there a super gentle way to help my dd wean? she has a cold right now and is teething, so she wants to nurse, literally every 5 minutes. i would like to see her through all this while breastfeeding, but i also can't stop feeling guilty that this might be the reason i am feeling cramps. thanks.
 

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i wouldn't get medical advice from a doula <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: congrats on your pregnancy!
 

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I had to wean my DS at 5 mnths because of pregnancy complications. I had a subcoreonic hemorage and had to be on bed rest for weeks in the beginning. So there are times when weaning is warranted. For me I didn't think I could handle the guilt if I were to lose the pregnancy and weaning could possilbly have saved it. I went on to have many pregnancy complications, cord trouble, placenta previa that started to bleed towards the end and my dd has a serious heart defect, so maybe it wouldn't have mattered much whether I had weaned or not, but I have never regreted it a day. Talk to your MW/Doc and trust your gut. Always trust your gut.<br><br>
If you must wean do it slowly. It took me 2 weeks, I just started replacing feedings for bottles. But definitely get a professional opinion too.
 
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