From the Dr’s Corner……Breastfeeding worry
December 13, 2019
Breast Feeding While Pregnant?? Yes, No or Don’t Know. Some women are unsure about whether they could harm their unborn baby when breastfeeding their older sibling. In this article, we look at the question.
If a woman is two to three weeks pregnant can she still breastfeed a child of eleven months?”
Yes, it is possible, to breastfeed your young child when pregnant with another baby and generally quite safe at any stage.
Your body can still produce milk while pregnant.
Hormones are produced during the early stage of pregnancy but not in enough quantity in breast milk to cause any problems to the breastfeeding baby.
Another hormone called Oxytocin is produced when your baby is breastfeeding.
This same hormone is important in helping with contractions during labour.
Therefore, some people worry that breastfeeding, while you are pregnant, could cause premature contractions or premature labour but this is not the case.
The amount of oxytocin produced during breastfeeding is too small to affect the new pregnancy.
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However, there are some scenarios where women are asked NOT to breastfeed when pregnant:
The benefits of breastfeeding if you choose to do so are:
I hope this helps to shed some light! Would you be reluctant to breastfeed if you are pregnant? Share in the comments below!
Editing by AskAwayHealth Team
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