I would say that's a comfort thing for you and your babies. The hormones involved in breastfeeding cause uterine contractions, and some say this becomes incredibly uncomfortable. Some also say that the taste and consistency of your breastmilk is going to change through your pregnancy, to prepare for feeding a newborn as opposed to a 16 month old. (Their nutritional needs are different.) I would say that if you're planning to wean, you start now, and make it a sloooooow process. Slow weaning always worked best for me, as you can add back/drop more feedings as suits you and your child, without feeling rushed. You can account for times when baby is sick and needs extra cuddles or has a growth spurt and needs some independence. Either way, just listen to your body and your babies. Best of luck, and congrats on the new addition.
Wish I could help. I just say do what is best for you. :)
Quoting jupiter5: That's awesome! Mine didn't want my milk anymore when I got pregnant :( It tasted different.... (Yes I tried it it wasn't sweet anymore, yuck)
Update! I did some research and I am going to be doing Tandem Nursing which is breastfeeding a newborn and toddler at the same time, It helps them not too be so jealous and to have a wonderful bond with mommy. I am excited to experience tandem nursing and although i bet it will be challenging i will do my best, wish me luck!
It is perfectly safe to nurse throughout pregnancy unless you are high risk or develop complications. I'm nursing my 27 month old and am 13 weeks pregnant.
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