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Old 09-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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so if you are still bf a child and become pregnant...

...does your new baby not get colustrum when they are born?

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Re: so if you are still bf a child and become pregnant...

i've read your milk reverts to colostrum around 20 weeks, but the ladies in BF'ing support forum might know more
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Re: so if you are still bf a child and become pregnant...

awww so that would pretty much force my son to have to wean then I suppose
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Re: so if you are still bf a child and become pregnant...

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awww so that would pretty much force my son to have to wean then I suppose
You'll still make colostrum and nope, won't force your son to wean at all! My DD is still nursing and I know my milk is mostly colostrum at this point and there isn't a whole lot, but she is still going strong (she's a March 2011 baby too like your son!). Check out the book "Adventus in Tandem Nursing" if you are interested in continuing to nurse you son too!
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You'll still make colostrum and nope, won't force your son to wean at all! My DD is still nursing and I know my milk is mostly colostrum at this point and there isn't a whole lot, but she is still going strong (she's a March 2011 baby too like your son!). Check out the book "Adventus in Tandem Nursing" if you are interested in continuing to nurse you son too!
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Around 18-20 weeks your milk would turn back to colostrum. You can continue nursing your older child as long as you don't have a history of miscarriages, any bleeding or preterm labor. I would suggest you continue nursing and only supplement if needed. As he gets older and you introduce solids he won't need as much breast milk. He might nurse more frequently to accommodate for the smaller amounts but if you watch his wet and dirty diapers you can reassure yourself he is getting enough. Good luck and congrats on the new little one!
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You'll still make colostrum and nope, won't force your son to wean at all! My DD is still nursing and I know my milk is mostly colostrum at this point and there isn't a whole lot, but she is still going strong (she's a March 2011 baby too like your son!). Check out the book "Adventus in Tandem Nursing" if you are interested in continuing to nurse you son too!
Great book!
I've nursed through two of my three pregnancies with no problems. Technically, when you get pregnant, your body starts prepping for lactation for the baby in the womb. Your milk volume and consistency will change throughout your pregnancy, and there's a chance it will dwindle to almost nothing toward the end. Some babies self-wean then, but a lot of babies (mine included) don't. It's really nice to have a nursing toddler to take down some of the engorgement after the baby is born! I rarely nurse both at the same time, but I'm currently nursing my 4 mo and my 21 mo.
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