hi- my 24 mo old DD still nurses at nap time and bedtime( we do co sleeping) - I don't mind it and it has been very helpful with our recent move- which is temp and we will have to move again soon- prob before my DS is born in early march...my midwife and others I have talked to said it's fine to nurse- but the one dr I saw said that nursing in the last tri can cause early labor...? I thought that there was no difference between the hormones released with nursing and the ones released during orgasm- prob less with nursing my DD since the nursing sessions are so brief- so if I can have sex, why would nursing be a concern- or is the dr just old school? thanks in advance for any responsesAnswer Question
Answer by micheledo at 10:24 AM on Nov. 28, 2009
Often, doctors are not as well-informed on breastfeeding. You can learn if you are at-risk for preterm labor already (most women are not). If you are healthy and normal, then breastfeeding while pregnant is safe and fine.
When I nursed through my pregnancy, I did become sore (the milk decreased, but nursling kept going), but I was okay. I continued after the delivery to tandem nurse for a year, too.
I liked the book Adventures In Tandem Nursing, if you're interested in that... And, check out:
Answer by doulala at 10:50 AM on Nov. 28, 2009
Your doctor is concerned about the release of oxytocin during let down. Oxytocin also stimulates contractions, potocin is the synthetic version of this. Your doc is just repeating old advice from an old text book. The amount of oxytocin will be insignificant. Docs really know very little it comes to BF. Check out this link from the baby center:
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