Nursing while pregnant - OB wants me to me to stop.
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|Mon, 10-03-2011 - 1:17pm|
And I say NO FREAKIN' WAY!! And not just wean off, she wants me to quite cold turkey! ugh.
I told her that many others do it successfully and I plan to as well. I'm average weight, healthy in general, this is my 5th pregnncy and I've no complications or early labor issues with any of my others.
I've contacted my local lactation services but have yet to hear back from them. What I'm most concerned with is making sure I'm supplying my body with as much as I can to support both a pregnancy and my 10 month old. I'm a water drinker and always drink enough but have tried to increase my intake by 16-24 oz at least a day. While pregnant, I have veggie aversions but try to stomach them as I can. I have been taking prenatal vitamins for nearly 20 months now but wondering if I should add additional supplements or calcium.
I'd like to keep nursing Lucas until he's at least a year old if my supply will hang in that long. I have no plans to tandem nurse but if he's still nursing in April when the baby is born, I will consider it though the idea doesn't really excite me.
What advice could you give me?