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    Question Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    My doctor told me that it is recommended by the medical community to completely wean before even trying for another baby. She said it is just too hard on the body. Is this true?
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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    Flat out wrong.

    No need to wean before getting pg unless there is some specific medical concern.

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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    My understanding is that unless the mom has a history of miscarriage or preterm birth, there's no reason to wean prior to or during pregnancy- though many moms wean during pregnancy due to sore nipples and/or decreased milk supply.

    Just make sure you eat a healthy diet and take your prenatal vitamins and you'll be fine.
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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    My understanding is that unless the mom has a history of miscarriage or preterm birth, there's no reason to wean prior to or during pregnancy- though many moms wean during pregnancy due to sore nipples and/or decreased milk supply.

    Just make sure you eat a healthy diet and take your prenatal vitamins and you'll be fine.
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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    When I went in for my first prenatal appointment I was still pumping, and my doctor had no problem with it at all. I told him I was going to stop since my supply was dropping anyway, but he said it wasn't a problem either way.
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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    My understanding is that unless the mom has a history of miscarriage or preterm birth, there's no reason to wean prior to or during pregnancy- though many moms wean during pregnancy due to sore nipples and/or decreased milk supply.

    Just make sure you eat a healthy diet and take your prenatal vitamins and you'll be fine.


    My OB knew I was still nursing while PG with DD2 and was very supportive

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    I'm so sorry you were told this. It is absolutely not true. Sometimes women do not ovulate while nursing - thus making it impossible to get pregnant until nursing stops. But if you are ovulating - you can get pregnant.

    And LOT of moms breastfeed throughout pregnancy. I nursed DD during my whole pregnant with DS (and still am 17 months later).

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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    I'll add a not true also.
    I was still nursing ds3 when dd number 4 was made.

    LOTs of moms and toddlers nurse all through pg and after.

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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    Ok, phew! I was confused when she told me that. Thanks for all of your replies!!
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    Default Re: Confusing advice from doctor. Is it true?

    Another vote for "not true."

    Ugh, these doctors.

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