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<span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';">...have you heard of any "factual" info on miscarriage because of nursing?<br><br>
My 19 month old DD still nurses about 3 times a day...during these times, she usually nurses on both breasts a few times each. Is this too much?? I'm only 5 weeks pregnant and yet I have these uneasy feelings. Help!</span><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/toddler.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="toddler">:<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/familybed1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Familybed1">
 

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Nursing can cause uterine contractions, but they aren't as strong as orgasm-caused uterine contractions so if you're okay to have sex, then you're certainly fine to be nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><a href="http://nursingtwo.kellymom.com/articles/bfpregnancy_safety.html" target="_blank">http://nursingtwo.kellymom.com/artic...cy_safety.html</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Most mothers notice no contractions during breastfeeding, even during pregnancy (93% in the Moscona survey).3 Interestingly, even those who experience intense “nursing contractions” often find that the contractions cease soon after ending the breastfeeding session.3,4 Like Braxton-Hicks contractions, nursing contractions commonly occur without disrupting the pregnancy. How might that work? The scientific literature has a lot to tell us about that.</td>
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There are citations (several scientific ones) at the end of the easy-to-read article.<br><br>
My almost 15 mo dd is still nursing strong and I'm 19 weeks pregnant with no problems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
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Nope. My Dr told me that there's no evidence to support weaning just because of pregnancy and he told me to continue as long as I wanted to.
 

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Why would you think a friend of mine's midwife told her to stop nursing because she was pregnant. Would there be any exceptions?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Why would you think a friend of mine's midwife told her to stop nursing because she was pregnant. Would there be any exceptions?</div>
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If she's prone to miscarrying or going into preterm labour then I could see a midwife cautioning her to stop, but there are no other reasons that I know of. And if she's been told not to nurse then she should also have been instructed to not orgasm because the uterine contractions from nursing are much weaker.<br><br>
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How did I miss the thread about nursing pregnant moms??? I just read through a couple of pages and feel sooooo much better about it all. Adventures in Tandem Nursing is checked out of the LLL library and I will now have to hunt it down so that I can begin reading it! LOL!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I've been nursing DD who is now 22 Months right through my entire preg. I'm about 35 weeks now. It's just now giving me slight contractions now, but I never got them up until this point.<br><br>
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I've been nursing my 23 month old way more times per day than you are. So far so good at 11 weeks. What I understand is your body gives to the new baby first, then the nursling, lastly you! And yes, Adventures in Tandem Nursing is wonderful. Good wishes!
 

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Well, my neighbor was appalled when I told her that I was still nursing dd. She told that I was going to kill the baby growing inside of me. Hmmm...whatever. Glad you found the nursing pregnant mama's thread!
 

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My dad's mom told me that my health would totally fail and all my teeth would rot out if I didn't wean dd ASAP when she found out I was pregnant (she saw me nursing dd earlier in the day before I made the announcement at the family Christmas gathering). I told her that we'd see how things went (she lives many thousands of miles away) and that my midwife told me it would be fine. She seemed truly concerned... not like she was horrified, just concerned. I'll just make sure to be taking vitamins and drinking my pregnancy tea so that I keep up my minerals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dad's mom told me that my health would totally fail and all my teeth would rot out if I didn't wean dd ASAP when she found out I was pregnant</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: Sorry but that was so funny! Now I've heard everything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
To the OP, glad you found the nursing mama's thread! FWIW, I nursed DD#1 throughout my entire pg with DS#2 with no problems! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: Sorry but that was so funny! Now I've heard everything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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That's fine, it is pretty darn funny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> She has never had a very healthy diet (my dad's family is all about convenience foods that come in packages or at fast food restaurants) and she had a lot of trouble with her teeth due to having her first three babies about a year apart from each other (she formula fed - as was so common then). So I know she totally believes what she told me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thankfully I know so many people IRL who tandem-nurse that I'm really confident in my decision to not wean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I'm the only cousin thus far to have a baby (let alone two!) so hopefully I'll pave the way and she'll loosen up before my cousins and siblings start having kids.<br><br>
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I've had 3 previous m/c's and have continued to nurse through this pg without any problems at all. I was also a little worried in the beginning, but my mw didn't seem to feel it was necessary to wean.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If she's prone to miscarrying or going into preterm labour then I could see a midwife cautioning her to stop, but there are no other reasons that I know of.</div>
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That is what I've heard as well, I believe the Executive Director of La Leche in Canada posted that on a different forum I read once (sorry, no link!) (edited to add, she didn't say that would happen, just that it might be a reason a doc/m/w would recommend stopping, if they did)<br><br>
I am currently nursing my 29 mos old and am almost 4 weeks. I see my fam doc tomorrow and am interest in what she'll say as she seemed surprised I was TTC while bf, but I also suspect (if I get in!) the m/w will say something different. Like, it's OK <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I breastfeed my 2yo in front of my mw all the time and she doesn't even bat an eye! As long as there is no history of preterm labor (which you could talk to your mw/ob about) it is usually perfectly safe. My sister just nursed her dd all through her pregnancy and I'm 16 weeks and all is well. No need to worry. Just eat healthy (and if you're like me you can eat a ton!) and get plenty of water.
 

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I'm nursing my 26 mo and I'm 11wks pregnant. I have never felt anything contraction-like at all. She was sick last night and nursed practically all night long, too.
 

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I am stuck in a pretty mainstream HMO that sends me to an OB office (no mid-wife option) I was told at my first prenatal visit, that there was no reason to wean my 3 yr old son.
 
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