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Breastfeeding a baby and an older child

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DaisyFranceLynch Fri 29-Jul-16 06:48:42

I'm currently breastfeeding on demand a 15 month old who shows no signs of wanting to stop. We're down to two/ three times a day but this is because I'm working full time - at weekends it is more frequent.

I am wondering what would happen if I had another baby, if he was still feeding at that point.

I read somewhere that your milk adapts as your child grows, so a toddler will get different nutrients to a newborn. But if you're feeding a toddler and a newborn at the same time, what happens to the milk then? Do your breasts somehow produce two different kinds? Or does the supply just go back to newborn milk again?

tiktok Fri 29-Jul-16 11:20:56

You produce colostrum for the baby, which then becomes mature milk in the same way. Babies' needs predominate.

DaisyFranceLynch Fri 29-Jul-16 11:38:42

Thanks very much tiktok - that makes sense.

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