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So many questions

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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#1 If breastmilk changes as your baby gets older and you're breastfeeding kids of 2 differented ages, i.e. a 5 month old and a 2 year old, then which milk is who getting?

Is the 5 month old getting milk for a 2 years old, or is the 2 year old getting milk for a 5 month old?

#2 If you get pregnant while breastfeeding, and you only produce colostrum while pregnant then are you feeding your baby colostrum or milk?

#3 Couldn't breastfeeding while pregnant increase your risk of miscarraige because of the oxytocin it produces?

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by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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kaitlynherring
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:35 PM
Hmmm... no idea but here's a bump.
24Mom2Be
by Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:44 PM

It's just been rattling my brain for the last few weeks


mollysmom328
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:17 PM

1. Since the saliva dictates the changes that are made it would change for each child that is nursing. 

2. If you become pregnant you still have milk until it changes to colustrum sometimes as early as 20 weeks then yes, the baby/child is getting colustrum and not mature milk.

3. There is only a risk for a miscarriage if you have a history of miscarriage/preterm labor issues.

aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Nov. 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM


Quoting mollysmom328:

1. Since the saliva dictates the changes that are made it would change for each child that is nursing.   YEP!

2. If you become pregnant you still have milk until it changes to colustrum sometimes as early as 20 weeks then yes, the baby/child is getting colustrum and not mature milk.  Because of this, supplementing is usually needed for a nursling that is under a year old during pregnancy.

3. There is only a risk for a miscarriage if you have a history of miscarriage/preterm labor issues.  The risk is premature labor ONLY if the mother has a history of it.


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