BFing While Pregnant...
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November 6th, 2010, 07:01 PM
I lurk here sometimes and now I have a question. Well, several.
DH and I have decided we do want another baby and would like to TTC next fall for a summer 2012 baby. By next September Ivy will be 21 months, and I hope to still be nursing then. (She'll be 1 in December, I don't know where the time went!)
Anyway, I've had 2 cycles recently, starting when she was 9 months old. They seem totally normal and I was able to track ovulation so it seems everything is functioning again even though we're still BFing.
How will getting pregnant affect BFing? Before my periods my nipples get so sore, it's terrible. And I think my supply drops then too. Will these things happen in pregnancy? What are the chances I'll stop lactating because I'm pregnant? I wasn't planning on nursing her much past 2 years old, but I don't want the pregnancy to suddenly end BFing for us.
And I've always wondered how milk composition is when tandem nursing. The new infant has different nutritional needs than a toddler. How does a woman's body accomodate two different aged children?