We just found out we're expecting our second (I think I'm about 9 weeks along - haven't had our ultrasound yet). I started noticing about a month ago that our 6 month old wasn't having as many wet diapers, my breast didn't seem as full, and he's always sucking on my neck, arm, whatever is accessible though he nurses about 8 - 12 times a day. I'm wondering if my milk supply is slowing down because I'm pregnant. Is this possible/normal? And what should I do about it? I eat really, really well: about 120 oz H20 a day, lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and calcium. Should I be supplementing his nursing besides the single serving of solid food before bed (we've been doing rice cereal and started green beans last week)?
Also, we were planning on nursing our first until he was a year old but if I continue nursing him will it affect the second baby eg: induce early labor from nipple stimulation, prevent colostrum from forming, or any other issues that may arise? Any guidance on either or both issues would be greatly appreciated. I love being a mama and we're thrilled that we've been blessed with number 2 so quickly. We just want to do what's best for both our babies.
Sorry so long but it's my babies and I really want to do what's in their best interest. Thanks!