Breastfeeding 10month old while 4 months pregnant. Should i wean or continue since i plan to breastfeed the next child?? PLZ HELP

Heather - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm almost 17 weeks pregnant. I have been fully breastfeeding my 10 month old son from birth. I feel like i dont know what to do. I always said i would start to wean my son at 1 year, but now the more i read, and what i think is best, is to continue. BUT i want to bf my new child also. I'm scared of bf two kids. Is it possible? Will i make enough milk? Or if i do wean, don't you think him seeing me breastfeeding another might make him want to nurse?

To add . im a stay at home mom, and my son hasnt taken a liking to drinking out of bottles ever, will drink out of a sippy but wont hold it really.. Also he HATES formula, he pushes it away when i try to give it to him. I know i can begin to give him cows milk in 2 months, but he is very attached to bf, and i dont think he is ready. Plus he is teething badly and we are moving at the end of the month.

I thought of breastfeeding him till jan when im due and then i can begin to pump for both children, and then start weaning him away from the breast, but again i dont know if i should wean with the new baby breastfeeding..

Sorry if this is a bit all over the place, im just so confused!! HELP please... i feel stuck


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Just breastfeed both of them if you feel thats best. Its perfectly safe to breastfeed through pregnancy and two kids at once.Look for this book "Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond" You may be able to find it at a local library..

I breastfed until i was 21 weeks pregnant, then my daughter who was 2 at the time stopped nursing. I would have tandem nursed if she continued, but it wasnt for her.

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