Breastfeeding stress while pregnant and beyond


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I am nursing my 18 months old and currently three months pregnant, I must admit I am struggling to keep up, with the nipple sensitivity at an all-time high, and a demanding toddler, but I want to continue giving him all the nutrients I have to offer.


But I know that my stressing is not helping at all, so I am always worrying about how I am going to cope with tandem feeding if my toddler does not self wean.

I had problems with my let down reflex with my son as a newborn, and I would love to avoid a repeat of that this time around...

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Jan 20, 2016
pregnant and breastfeeding and tandem nursing
by: Tracy

Hi!

You should be so proud of yourself for coming this far! Well done mommy! You are on the right track.

I've put together a few articles that you should read, they will answer all your questions...and hopefully, put your mind at ease.

Tandem Nursing


Let down reflex

Breastfeeding while pregnant

Once you've gone through these pages and you still have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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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 entirely (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
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 five 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 begins 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 the baby is still breastfeeding by then.

Does this answer your question?

Aug 27, 2010
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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Unsure about tandem feeding??

by michelle
(uk)

I am13 weeks pregnant and still BF my 14-month-old son. Not sure whether to stop BF before the new baby comes or carry on and tandem feed?? Am worried i will find it very tiring but don't want to stop BF my son earlier than i might have done if i hadn't been pregnant

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Jul 19, 2011
breastfeeding while pregnant
by: Tracy

Hi!

I think all your questions about this will be answered on our breastfeeding during pregnancy page.


Hope this helps

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Traditionally is forbidden to breastfeed if you are pregnant

Back home in Sudan, I have heard loads about many cases where the effect of breastfeeding while pregnant with another.

But not sure and love to read a real article from WHO or Scientist from anywhere around the world.

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Start tandem feeding again?

My baby was just four months when I got pregnant again.

I continued breastfeeding him throughout my pregnancy, though milk supply was reduced noticeably...

I even did tandem breastfeeding for the first three months, but then weaned my older baby....

Now my older baby is 19 months...

Can I restart tandem breastfeeding again, as my older kid is still very fond of mamas milk and I feel enormous guilt on my part, I think that I weaned him too early from this gift of God?

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Pregnant and nursing

I am 23 weeks pregnant and still nurse my 2-year-old boy, my son usually is a very jealous boy but breastfeeding when pregnant is helping him understand that there is a baby on the way.

There are times that he feels his baby sister move when he's getting breastfed and he unlatches to give my belly a little kiss and goes back to nurse he caresses my belly I work and when I get home we both cuddle and nurse and helps me relax.

I am planning to tandem feed, so my son can learn to share and learn to be gentle with babies.

So ladies don't let pregnancy stop you ^.^ (unless DR says so)

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Trying to get breastmilk with being pregnant

I was told if I use fenugreek three times a day it will make my breastmilk come in without ever being pregnant is that true.

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