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Generally, it's safe to continue breast-feeding while pregnant — as long as you're careful about eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids. However, breast-feeding can trigger mild uterine contractions. Although these contractions aren't a concern during an uncomplicated pregnancy, your health care provider might discourage breast-feeding while pregnant if you're at risk for preterm labor.
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Most mothers who are nursing through pregnancy notice a decrease in milk supply by mid-pregnancy, but sometimes as early as the first month. During pregnancy, the mature milk is also making a gradual change to the colostrum which is present at birth. Supply may increase toward the end of pregnancy as colostrum production kicks in. Why does milk production usually decrease during pregnancy?
From pregnancy, through breastfeeding, to after weaning, our experts explain how your breasts change — plus we give you tips on caring for them along the way. Read on to find out what to expect as you journey through the trimesters, breastfeed your baby, and eventually wean her. Surging hormones and a shift in breast structure mean your nipples and breasts may feel sensitive and tender from as early as three or four weeks.
Your body will continue to produce enough milk to nourish your older child through your pregnancy. You might choose to breastfeed through your next pregnancy for several reasons. Or you might not be ready to wean your toddler yet weaning usually happens any time between birth and age 3.
Everything you need to know about using the LAM birth control method. From long nights to messy diapers, new moms have enough on their plates to stress over. The last thing a sleep-deprived mama needs to worry about is an unexpected pregnancy. But as it turns out, new moms have their own secret weapon for contraception: breastfeeding.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. All mothers and babies are different, and you and your baby will work out your own feeding pattern together. As a very rough guide, your baby should feed at least eight times or more every 24 hours during the first few weeks.
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this guideline is to provide Canadian physicians up-to-date, accurate information and recommendations regarding: i impact of pregnancy and lactation on risk of breast cancer; ii prognosis of breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy and lactation; iii risk of recurrence of breast cancer with the occurrence of subsequent pregnancies; iv feasibility of breastfeeding and its impact on the prognosis of women with breast cancer. OPTIONS: This guideline reviews evidence on whether pregnancy and breastfeeding change the lifetime risk for breast cancer in women, and whether breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or during lactation has a different prognosis. It also offers recommendations to clinicians in counselling their patients regarding future pregnancy and future breastfeeding for women who have been treated for breast cancer.