Told to stop breastfeeding

S - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am 5 weeks pregnant. My doctor told me to stop breastfeeding my 14 month old. I am not happy about this, she was born 4 months early and I planned to nurse her until 2 or 3. She said that it makes my uterus contract and that it steals calcium from the growing baby. Is this true?

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Since you have a history w/ preterm labor and birth.... I would take the doctor's advice very seriously. In MOST normal pregnancies it is fine to continue breastfeeding, but that very well may not be the case here. If I were you I would seek a 2nd opinion from a breastfeeding friendly OB that specializes in preterm labor/birth scenarios... or someone like that. Good luck!

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