Mothering Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
451 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm TTC now and have had <span style="text-decoration:underline;">many</span> people suggest that ds' nursing could be contributing to the m/c problem. Some of my fellow ebf friends have even said that maybe I should start to wean him. Everything I've read and the midwives and doctor I've spoken with say that there should be no problem with extended nursing and carrying a baby. I'm not willing to wean b/c ds LOVES to "hi milk."<br><br>
I guess I was wondering if anyone else out there had problems carrying to term while nursing and no problem after weaning. If it is contributing, I'll just wait a few more years to TTC. (I'm only 32.) I really am not up for another m/c...it's too hard!<br><br>
Thanks for the help!<br>
Dawn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,119 Posts
There is no connection between nursing and miscarriage. That is a total myth!<br>
Check out kellymom.com and other sites for more info. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,670 Posts
I know you didn't ask for possible causes of m/c, but if it is a recurring problem, you might suggest a blood test for antiphospholipid antibodies. Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,306 Posts
I second callmemama's suggestion. I have antiphospholipid antibodies (also called anticardiolipin antibodies). I have to take heparin shots twice daily when pregnant. A doc actually tested me for these antibodies before I even tried to get pg, b/c the women in my family have long histories of repeated m/c's. So, when I did conceive DD, I was able to start on anticoagulants right away. I had aspirin first, then added heparin. Now that I'm nursing DD, I will only take heparin if I should become pg before DD weans (b/c the idea of DD getting aspirin through my breastmilk worries me). Good luck and HTH.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
142 Posts
I am having the same problem! My Midwife said the same thing. I just found out that I am going to m/c for the 3rd time. Once before ds, once in may on now again.... "adventures in tandem nursing" has a ton of info! I think that is what they talk about on kellymom.com.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top