I was wondering if any knows about breastfeeding while pregnant. I'm not pregnant, but we do plan on spacing our children close together (wanting 3-5 kids) and I am already 26 (almost 27). Currently my dd is almost 2 months and EBF and I want to breast feed her up to age two or longer if I can (depending on what is best for her and possibly (hopefully by then) baby 2). I have heard various things about breastfeeding and pregnancy and was wondering whats what.
- Does your milk reduce during pregnancy? If so how do you counteract it?
- Does the milk lose nutrients (because they are going to the fetus)?
- Does the fetus miss out on key nutrients because they are going into the milk?
- Does breastfeeding while pregnant hurt the baby (e.g. contractions)?
We are hoping to get pregnant when she is between 9mo and 1 yr old and I still want to nurse. We are hoping to place our children close together but I have another concern, does the second baby suffer for lack of attention? I get to read and make sure to talk to her when ever she coos and give her rich stimulation and tons of love, etc. I am wondering does anyone have closely spaced kids? Do the later ones get less quality attention then the first? I am just nervous about the later kids getting left out on getting enough attention. Please no judgements, and please don't give me a hard time. I am looking just for some well informed advice and hopefully information from those with experience. Thank you in advance.
Jessica :O) aka mommy to cutest baby girl and sweet baby angel boy :O)
on Feb. 26, 2008 at 3:26 PM