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Breast-Feeding During Pregnancy

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You usually can continue breast-feeding your child if you become pregnant. If you breast-feed while you are pregnant, be aware of the following issues:

  • Breast-feeding during pregnancy is not recommended if you are at risk for preterm labor. Breast-feeding may stimulate uterine contractions, which can lead to premature birth.
  • You need additional calories and nutrients if you breast-feed during pregnancy. See your health professional or a dietitian for dietary planning.
  • You may experience more fatigue, nausea, and nipple soreness if you breast-feed during pregnancy.
  • Your milk supply may drop around the fourth month of pregnancy. The breast-feeding baby may start weaning naturally around this time.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised April 14, 2011

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