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Breastfeeding and pregnant

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Rehan62 Sun 10-Jul-16 20:52:29

I am 5 weeks pregnant. I am still breastfeeding my two year old. I had a miscarriage in March. I was wondering if any of you have any comments on needing to wean my two year old as I don't know the cause of the earlier miscarriage.
She breast feeds quite a lot throughout the day and night. I don't have any one around my mummy friends who are still breastfeeding their children at this age so I am not sure what is average frequency. I think my two year old sometimes behaves like a newborn perpetually stuck to my breasts. I have been getting "af is about to start" feeling since they were due about ten days ago.
Any experiences of breastfeeding while being pregnant?

Trulyamnearanear Sun 10-Jul-16 21:23:30

Not heard of any links between bf and mc. I too had a mc in March and am bf my 2 (nearly 3) yo. The doctor saw me bf and didn't say there was a connection. It's chromosome abnormalities mostly, afaik.

Ds goes to sleep feeding. I expect him to wean as my pg continues (10 weeks now) but won't be forcing him to. unless he gets really bitey

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 10-Jul-16 23:57:33

I'm about 18 weeks pregnant and still breastfeeding DS2 (2 yrs 10 months), although he has got a lot less interested in breastfeeding since I got pregnant. Before I got pregnant he did tend to do the whole stuck to my breast thing if we were having quiet days at home, but that's tailed right off. Not sure if it's because pregnancy is changing the taste of the milk or if he was about ready to start self-weaning anyway.

I told the midwife I was breastfeeding DS2 at my booking in appointment, and the only cautionary thing she said was that sometimes pregnant women find breastfeeding becomes uncomfortable during pregnancy because your nipples can be more sensitive. She certainly wasn't concerned about it being a risk factor for the pregnancy. AFAIK breastfeeding doesn't affect a normal healthy pregnancy.

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