Gave birth 3 months ago, pregnant again

Bobbie - posted on 03/16/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I found out today that I'm 3 weeks pregnant with my 8th. My youngest is 3 months old. I've been pregnant many times before but I'm worried because all my other kids have at least 12 months between them (apart from my twins). I don't know what it's like having babies this close together. My body hasn't recovered from my last pregnancy. I'm overweight and still breastfeeding.

Any advice from moms who got pregnant within a few months of giving birth?

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Mercedes - posted on 03/18/2013

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I have not gone through that myself, but my mother-in-law and sister-in-law both have. My husband and sister-in-law were born 11 months apart (same year!) and now my sister-in-law has 3 children ages 4 and under.
I probably don't have any really good advice for you, but I will just say to try to take care of yourself as much as possible (may sound impossible since you have 7 children already)!!
Good luck, I hope that you do well with your health.
As for the breastfeeding, however, I do know many people that had kids 1-2 years apart that breastfed them both at the same time (toddler and newborn) so I know that it is possible. I have heard that your breastmilk supply may dwindle a bit during pregnancy, but just keep going strong and it will go back up again!
Again, best wishes to you!

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