Breast-Feeding During Pregnancy - Topic Overview
You usually can continue
breast-feeding your child if you become pregnant. If
you breast-feed while you are pregnant, be aware of the following
- Breast-feeding during pregnancy is not
recommended if you are at risk for preterm labor. Breast-feeding may stimulate
uterine contractions, which can lead to premature birth.
- You need
additional calories and nutrients if you breast-feed during pregnancy. See your
health professional or a dietitian for dietary planning.
- You may
experience more fatigue, nausea, and nipple soreness if you breast-feed during
- Your milk supply may drop around the fourth month of
pregnancy. The breast-feeding baby may start weaning naturally around this
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 14, 2011
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