okay Im already getting A TON of comments sayng I NEED to stop bfing because I'm pregnant DD is only 12 months so I* dont want to stop please provide me w/ some links of info I relay back to those people thanx
You do NOT need to stop breastfeeding. The people who are telling you so are probably commenting out of fear and social discomfort rather than having any rational, educated basis for their concerns.<br><br>
I do not believe that you should be put in a position of having to provide information to them, having to defend your parenting decisions. The default here should be that you are the mother and it is your prerogative to make this choice for your children. If anybody should shoulder the burden of proof, it is your critics. Invite THEM to search for evidence-based literature backing their stance. I highly doubt they'll find any reputable sources.<br><br>
Of course, they may back you into a corner, or you might feel that sending them a quick link will hush them. I'd start with these:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/nursingtwo/articles/bfpregnancy_safety.html" target="_blank">Kellymom: breastfeeding during pregnancy</a><br><br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/bfpregnant.html" target="_blank">LLL FAQ: pregnant and nursing toddler</a><br><br><a href="http://www.breastfeeding.com" target="_blank">www.breastfeeding.com</a> also has a bunch of links (search keywords for "pregnant") but I can't get them to load right now to link them to you.
Terrific advice above! You absolutely do NOT need to stop BFing! Phooey on the naysayers! At only 12 months DD still needs your milk, as you obviously know. Don't let them get you down, you're right! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">okay Im already getting A TON of comments sayng I NEED to stop bfing because I'm pregnant DD is only 12 months so I* dont want to stop please provide me w/ some links of info I relay back to those people thanx</div>
Hey Betsy, I'm not going to tandem nurse as it is not for me, but I am certainly in NO hurry to wean. I thought 2 is a perfect time to start weaning. If McKenna was just 1 and I got pg I may think differently about tandem. I know I would nurse her as long as I could, but that's me. My family has told me the same thing, you need to wean NOW since you are pg. I just kinda laugh. I know what I'M going to do. You do what YOU feel is best for you and your daughter<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I'm 28 weeks pregnant and still nursing my 15 month old dd. I have gotten some comments, too, but I just tell people that it's completely safe as long as I watch my nutrition and whatever. THey mostly just look at me and say "oh" :-D My problem now is that my nipples are very sensitive, so it makes nursing uncomfortable, not in a painful way, but in a creepy-mildy-sexual-making-my-skin-crawl way. So... we're down to nursing not very frequently, but I intend to continue nursing her once the baby's born, I just have to hold out through this tough time. It's only a few more months....
Get Adventures in Tandem Nursing. I forget the author, but it's published by LLL. It is a wonderful book, based as much as possible on research and experiences of mamas who have tandemed. I never thought I would do it, but dd is 2.5 and I'm 37 wks pg and she still nurses several times/day. There clearly won't be any weaning any time soon!<br><br>
There really is no evidence of harm to mother or either child with tandem nursing, as long as mom is getting adequate nutrition. Definitely ask anyone who criticizes you to come up with some solid research on that, even when MDs recommend it, they aren't speaking from evidence, just their opinion.
LOTS OF MAMAS DO IT!!!!!!!<br><br>
My DD1 was 22 thru 31 months old during my pregnancy with DD2. I nursed the entire time and nursed her until she was 3 1/2 years old. It was comforting to know that I could still take WONDERFUL care of my child while pregnant, still nurture her.<br><br>
I hope you find the support you are looking for!