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breastfeeding and having a baby

my son is 6months old and i am breastfeeding but he is also on formula i just found out i am around six weeks pregnant can i still breastfeed or is there risk?

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Asked by mommyof3040510 at 11:31 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It's safe to continue breastfeeding. I breastfed my daughter until I was 8 months pregnant with my son. Sometime in the second trimester, though, your milk supply will drop and your milk will go back to colostrum, to provide for the new baby. That's normal, so expect it and be ready.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:35 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • yes you can still BF but just remember and think of how long you want to do this one so if you wanna stop you give your self time to break them before the newone come or your gonna have more work trying to do 2 when the new one comes gook luck n congrats

    Answer by amommyslife03 at 11:36 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • thank you!! they only time i nurse him is at nap time and bed time and i can not give him a bottle at that time he will not take it for me and my husband is at work at them times is there any idea on how to start getting him to not nurse at them times?

    Comment by mommyof3040510 (original poster) at 11:40 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Amommyslife, I've known lots of moms who tandem nursed and said it made life EASIER with their firstborn when the new baby was born. It helps with jealousy and is there any more effective way to comfort a child?

    Also, as for weaning entirely, I had to resort to CIO :( I hated it... I hope you get a better suggestion :(

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:40 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • what is cio?

    Comment by mommyof3040510 (original poster) at 2:18 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I would not do it. try to quit slowly. you, and your new baby need vitamins right now, you want a healthy newborn, correct?

    Answer by innulik2000 at 6:02 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • CIO = cry it out

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • innulik, her body will provide just fine for both babies. If anyone is going to suffer from a lack of vitamins it's her. Definately make sure to eat enough and to take a prenatal vitamin, but other than that, don't worry about it! There is a lot of misconception for what's safe for breastfeeding and pregnancy.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:48 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • i dont want to stop nursing i love it and want to do it tell he is a year at least but want a healthy baby

    Comment by mommyof3040510 (original poster) at 12:33 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

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