Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cassie - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm just wanting a little insight into pregnancy and breastfeeding. I have been trying to research online but wanted some opinions of nursing mothers as well.

I just found out that I am expecting my second little one. My daughter is 12.5 months old and is still breastfeeding. I plan to continue breastfeeding through the pregnancy as long as my daughter still wants to and no medical reason comes up in the pregnancy that would cause us to wean.

When it comes to nutrition for myself, my daughter, and our belly bean ;) , do I need to really increase my calorie intake to make sure that we are all getting the necessary nutrients. Through researching online, everything I have read said that I should just eat whenever hungry but I wasn't sure if there were specific caloric needs for a nursing, expecting mother.

Thanks for any help you can give!

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Tracy - posted on 11/14/2009

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Congratulations, on having no 2. I found my eldest daughter self weaned by 20 weeks into my pregnancy with her sister. and a few firends have found the same, but I have a couple of friends who have sucessfully tandem fed, their only coment was bump became a little uncomfortable and in the way at times for feeding toddlers. Other than a couple of extra treats to eat (cake with coffee occasionally) none of us increased our calorie intake but did drink more fluids.

Good luck

Ginni - posted on 11/14/2009

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I wouldn't think that you would need to change your food intake any more than your body is telling you to. be aware that while pregnant the taste of your milk will probably change and alot of toddlers self wean because of that. also, pay attention once you start nearing the 3rd trimester, nursing can cause contractions. Congrats on your new little one and good luck!

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