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Old 08-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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breast feeding and pregnant?

I'm 6 weeks along and my lo is 13m bfing morning and night only. Should I wean him? Any mom's with experience?

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Old 08-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: breast feeding and pregnant?

There's no specific reason you need to wean him. Many moms find it uncomfortable to nurse at a certain point and decide to wean because of that and/or their milk dries up later in the pregnancy and their older nursling self weans. Others nurse their whole pregnancy and then tandem nurse when the new baby comes. It's up to you and what you feel comfortable with. Congratulations on the new baby!
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There's no specific reason you need to wean him. Many moms find it uncomfortable to nurse at a certain point and decide to wean because of that and/or their milk dries up later in the pregnancy and their older nursling self weans. Others nurse their whole pregnancy and then tandem nurse when the new baby comes. It's up to you and what you feel comfortable with. Congratulations on the new baby!
Thank you! I haven't been uncomfortable, but I wasn't sure if it was Ok to continue or not....
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Totally ok to continue! Your body or your kiddo will let you know if it's time to stop. I wish I could have kept going with my DS...we had to stop when I was about 25 wks pregnant, and DS was around 22 mo old. It got suuuuper uncomfortable for me, and I think my milk was drying up because DS suddenly started nursing differently--more painfully, to be more specific. It was a very sad day for us when I finally told him he couldn't nurse anymore. he still talks about it sometimes, and I am wondering how he will react when his lil sibling gets here and starts nursing...

I say keep it up as long as you can, and as long as you both are feeling fine with it!
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Re: breast feeding and pregnant?

There's a book called Adventures in Tandem Nursing. You might find it helpful. If you have a LLL group that meets near you they would likely have info and be able to offer support.
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Re: breast feeding and pregnant?

THere is no reason to wean him. I breast fed DS2 for 6 months after I found out I was pregnant. I dried up when he turned a year.
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Congrats on the pregnancy! I agree with everyone else. I'm 16 weeks pregnant and nursing my 28-month-old a couple times a day. I have cut back on the nursing sessions quite a bit based on my body's cues but am continuing to nurse a bit for the time being. Do what feels right to you
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Re: breast feeding and pregnant?

I don't have personal experience, but my cousin got pregnant with #2 when her DD was 8 months old. She breastfed throughout her pregnancy with zero issues. Now her girls are 3 months/20 months and still breast fed. Best of luck to you!
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Do whatever you want. I weaned my guy when I was 13 weeks. I was drying up and it hurt like no other!!!
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Re: breast feeding and pregnant?

I got pregnant when my daughter was 9 months old. I continued to breastfeed even though I had bad morning sickness. I did cut back the number of times I was feeding her. Eventually I started drying up and she started biting. I weaned her of her last feed which was just before bed at just after a year old.
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