Visitor Question: I have a 13 month old who is still heavily breastfed and have just discovered that I am pregnant again.
Am I at higher risk of miscarriage and will my milk production change?
Breastfeeding Magazine Response: Many mothers continue to breastfeed their toddlers while they are pregnant without any issues at all. In many parts of the world, this is more normal that weaning them!
There is no reason that a mother with normal health should have any issues at all.
Your breastfeeding toddler may think that your milk tastes a little different or notice that your breast milk supply has dropped slightly during pregnancy, but this is not a reason to wean your little one.
Other Helpful Resources:
- Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby
- Breastfeeding Toddlers
- Help for Moms Considering Tandem Nursing