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Breast-Feeding During Pregnancy
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 14, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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