Will the breastmilk be enough for the baby in the womb (when she is born)?

Just wondering if the older child weans off the breastmilk slowly while the mother's pregnant, and eventually stops totally (say halfway during pregnancy), will the milk supply be sufficient for the next baby when she is delivered? The milk won't dwindle, will it, despite the lack of stimulus from the suckling of the older child? I guess our hormones during pregnancy and after delivery will take care of that..

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Aug 26, 2010
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Milk replaced by colostrum
by: Anonymous

Hi!

You are right, your hormones will take care of that. ;-)

Your milk will naturally dwindle quite a bit closer to the end of your pregnancy (from about 5 months on) this will happen whether your older baby is breastfeeding or stops. Your body will then start to produce colostrum just as it did with your first pregnancy...then after birth and as your newborn starts to drink the supply will rise again.

If your older baby is still breastfeeding by that time(from 5 months into your pregnancy) you don't need to worry about not having enough milk...the colostrum is more filling than mature milk and therefore baby doesn't need as much of it to stay satisfied 'The quality of milk (colostrum) makes up for the decrease in quantity, so that the milk created is richer in fats and vitamins' ...he might stop breastfeeding because of the taste though.

Try drinking lots of water during the time your body starts to produce colostrum, this will help you produce more...that's if baby is still breastfeeding by then.

Does this answer your question?

Aug 27, 2010
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Enough breastmilk
by: Ris

Very much so! Thank you!

Now i don't need to worry about my daughter if i fall pregnant! :D

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