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Old 12-30-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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advice for a friend who wants to nurse while pg

her ds is 6 mos old and she just found out she's pg. she's sad b/c her supply is drying out and she wants to keep nursing her ds. what do i tell her? what can she do to bring the supply up or is there any advice you have for her?

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Re: advice for a friend who wants to nurse while pg

My son was 18 months when I got pregnant. To keep supply up I'd recommend nursing regularly and pumping if the baby doesn't want to nurse. 6 months is a tough age because babies start being more interested in the world around them and eating less because they're too busy. Keeping nursing/pumping regular will help with supply. Fenugreek and mother's milk tea can also help.

If the supply keeps decreasing I'd talk to a lactation consultant.
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Re: advice for a friend who wants to nurse while pg

I got preggo when my DS was 10months and still EBF.

Drink tons of water, eat enough to support your breastmilk and babies & you (really isnt that much more) Eatting veggies/fruit is good (lettuce is good too) Oatmeal.
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Re: advice for a friend who wants to nurse while pg

I nursed DS through my pregnancy with DD and am currently tandem nursing both of them through my current pregnancy. I didn't lose my supply the first time around though it did drop, and I can tell it has dropped a bit this time. I would just be very aware of the baby's weight and # of wet and poopy diapers.

I've also heard of some people taking a tincture called More Milk Two, but don't have any experience with it myself.
http://www.motherlove.com/product_mo..._glycerite.php
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