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  #1  
June 2nd, 2007, 05:31 PM
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What are your opinions on nursing while pregnant? I am doing this now and so far I have not had any problems.

What about nursing more than one child at a time? I am not sure whether or not I will be doing this. I am still undecided.

Any thoughts or opinions ore helpful tips?
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June 2nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
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is this a debate? LOL! I'm not sure I've ever heard a debate about this.....why would anyone care? Nurse your babies...LOL!
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June 2nd, 2007, 07:13 PM
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I'm all for tandem nursing and nursing through pregnancy. I hope to be able to nurse Anastasia through my next pregnancy and beyond.
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June 2nd, 2007, 08:13 PM
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I think it's great, but I've heard you have to be extra careful about getting enough nutrients because it can really suck you dry.
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June 7th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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I did some research on this when I got pregnant and was nursing my 8 month old, and from everything I've read your body can definitely do it. I DID read that there are a few precautions, though. If you've had a miscarriage or gone into preterm labor it isn't the wisest thing to be doing. Since I had both I decided to stop nursing.
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June 7th, 2007, 05:58 PM
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I don't think it's wrong to nurse while pregnant. If you're informed and take precautions, there's no reason why it should be a problem. The same goes for nursing two children. I'm not sure I'd do it, mainly because EBF isn't something that I believe in practicing, but that's my personal choice. I don't have any particular opinion about mothers who do it.
But there is one thing that concerns me, but since I didn't tandem BF, I never really researched that. It is my understanding that breastmilk changes throughout your children's development to accomodate his needs. I know, for example, that colostrum is very important for newborns. If you're already BF one child, wouldn't your next child be missing on the advantages of colostrum or will your body start producing it again? And if it does, how is this nutritionally better for your older child?

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June 7th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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I don't think it's wrong to nurse while pregnant. If you're informed and take precautions, there's no reason why it should be a problem. The same goes for nursing two children. I'm not sure I'd do it, mainly because EBF isn't something that I believe in practicing, but that's my personal choice. I don't have any particular opinion about mothers who do it.
But there is one thing that concerns me, but since I didn't tandem BF, I never really researched that. It is my understanding that breastmilk changes throughout your children's development to accomodate his needs. I know, for example, that colostrum is very important for newborns. If you're already BF one child, wouldn't your next child be missing on the advantages of colostrum or will your body start producing it again? And if it does, how is this nutritionally better for your older child?

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i wonder the same thing
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June 7th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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I think that a lot of kids self-wean when their mom's pregnant, because the milk starts to taste differently. Or at least that's what I've read. Your body will produce colostrum again for the new infant.

I did a quick google search, and Dr. Greene addressed this briefly - "If you maintain adequate fluid intake and adequate nutrition, there will be plenty left over for your breast milk to be a rich source of nutrition. Moreover, your one-year-old should be getting so many other rich sources of nutrition at this age that she'll do fine. "

I think breastfeeding at an advanced age (past infancy and only-fluid diet) is a lot more about bonding, than nutrition. Most kids 17+ months only nurse once a day, maybe twice a day, and eat solids the rest of the time. But, I think no matter what, if you drink breastmilk you'll be getting antibodies.
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July 18th, 2007, 04:53 PM
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Actually, this is more tiring than I thought it would be. I think I might have to cut back and slowly stop. I just feel worn out.
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July 19th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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I think this was an awesome thread! I learned a ton from it. Good luck, btw!
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