Breastfeeding During Pregnancy is Safe?

Question: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy is Safe?

Breastfeeding is really hard and mothers need to adjust for their babies. Pro-breastfeeding mothers said that the best milk for babies is the milk of the mother, which is true.

But what if, while you are adjusting you’re breastfeeding to your first-born baby and you found out you’re pregnant? Is still safe for you to continue your breastfeeding to your first-born baby?

Yes, of course, is still safe to continue to breastfeed your 1st born baby while you are pregnant. Based on the experience of my wife which is now 8 months pregnant and she still continues breastfeeding our 2 years and half first-born baby. According to her Obstetrics and Gynecology that it is safe to breastfeed while pregnant if you don’t have any history of abortion and complication but these are the rare case according to Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Although many mothers do not hesitate to say, “Yes, of course, I will continue to breastfeed,” it often happens that unexpected challenges can arise.

Be Healthy

Breastfeeding during pregnancy is fine if your pregnancy is going well, and you are healthy. Make sure you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet, so you and your baby are getting all the nutrients you need. As long as you eat reasonably well, then your unborn baby will not be deprived of nutrients. Even if you suffer from morning sickness and find eating very difficult, your body will naturally go into overdrive to efficiently use all the nutrients it has access to in order to prevent you and the baby from being deficient.

In early pregnancy, you may have sensitive nipples because of hormonal changes. This may mean your nipples are sore when you breastfeed. Your body releases a hormone called oxytocin when you’re breastfeeding to let your milk down.

Your Breastfeeding Decision

To continue breastfeeding your child while pregnant again is your decision to make. There may be a physical reason why it is not a good idea to continue nursing, but this is very rare. Otherwise, your choice depends on how you feel about continuing to provide your milk to an older sibling while growing your new baby.

Your choice will be the right decision for you. As every situation is unique, there can be no absolutes. Every day brings changes for you, your child, and your unborn baby.

A mother facing a weaning dilemma must often make a bold decision, one she considers far from ideal. A mother making this difficult choice needs to draw deep into her reserves for honesty and compassion in evaluating her own needs and those of her child, the courage to face the downside of her decision, and faith that she and her child can go down the road together as a team. In the end it’s a leap of faith. Faith not in tandem nursing or pregnant weaning, mind you, but in oneself as a mother. If your gut is telling you one thing, and your head is telling you another, go with your gut.

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  1. prachi says:

    good , informative article keep it up

  2. andi says:

    very exciting article, and informative ,, good luck , you are very smart 🙂

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