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    breastfeeding while pregnant??
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    leahy4 posted:
    why do doctors say to stop breastfeeding my 8 month old now that I am pregnant again. What are the pro's and con's of this. If I follow a healthy diet I (and the baby) should be ok ????????????? thanksfor the responces and help
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    kheyser915 responded:
    My doctor told me to stop breast feeding because it causes the uterus to contract while the baby is feeding and you have a let down. My son was 18 or 19 months old and I was weaning him anyway - we nursed until 20 months and then I took a few months off before nursing my newborn.

    I belong to a local Breast feeding support group run by a nurse / lactation consultant and we have talked about tandem nursing. The nurse / lactation consultant understands why doctors may frown upon nursing during pregnancy but she doesn't think it's a problem. Personally, if my son was only 8 months old, I would have kept nursing him until he was at least a year old if I could.

    Good luck!
     
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    sarakraut responded:
    Your doctor is giving you some very old and outdated advice. It is completely safe and healthy to continue nursing while you are pregnant. I continued to nurse my son until I was 8 months along with my daughter. He self weaned at that point.

    Here is an article to help you out:

    http://kellymom.com/nursingtwo/articles/bfpregnancy_safety.html


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