(Closed) Continuing to Breastfeed While Pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got pregnant while EBF and am still bfing my 18 month old at 25 weeks pregnant! The only challenges I found were that we had to use opks to conceive because I wasn’t ovulating regularly, and some diminished supply and tenderness nursing while pregnant, but not enough to really put a dent in my LO’s nursing habit! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just got a BFP this past weekend and I’m still BFing my DS who’s 12 months. I will say I usually get pregnant easily but since I was BFing still it took us 3 cycles and I also had to use OPKs because I wasnt ovulating until CD 17-18. This played a huge factor. But I’m happy to say Ive got my BFP and still BFing. However we’re trying to wean so I can get more sleep 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got pregnant while still BFing my daughter (she was 13 months old, so we were past the EBF stage, but she was still nursing a lot). I continued BFing her till I was about 22 weeks pregnant. I intentionally weaned her because I just wanted a break, but I certainly could have kept going. I didn’t have any problems with milk supply, and she didn’t seem to notice any difference in the taste or anything like that. I have friends who have BFed throughout their entire pregnancies–it definitely can be done if you want to. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have read that you can still EBF while pregnant and I’m glad to read these experiences! We’re trying again this next cycle, hoping for a February BFP, when my daughter is 9 months and I definitely want to keep BFing. That being said, I go back to work when she’s 10 months so she’ll be drinking pumped milk while I’m working. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found out I was pregnant when my DD had just turned 10 months old.  She was obviously eating solid foods in addition to breastfeeding but I have been able to continue thus far and she will be a year old in a couple of weeks.  I did notice a drop in my supply since getting pregnant which I believe is fairly common so be aware that could happen.  It hasn’t bothered her though, she still loves to nurse!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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PacificMrs:  could you save those extra ounces you’re pumping for your daughter later? Freeze the milk, it’s good for up to 3 months then if you dry up while pregnant she still has your milk for awhile yet. Just an idea.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We wanted our kids close in age as well. At 8 months ( maybe 7 months?) PP I still hadn’t gotten my cycles back so I cut my feeding sessions down by about half. I got my cycle back the next month and got my BFP the next cycle. ( So they’re going to be 18 months apart.) Once I got pregnant, I continued to BF until she was a year and I went back to work. I didn’t find any difference in my supply and would have kept breastfeeding longer but it didn’t work with my work schedule. 

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