Posted by: Tebza | 2005/01/04


Stop Breastfeed

I'm pregnant and I cant stop my 19 month baby. She insist on the breastmilk no matter what I do. I can go somewhere for a week and still when I come back she wants some. Would this affect her or the baby. The other thing is Im getting married In March and a little stressed out will this affect the baby

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If your baby can go without the breast for a weak then she is ready to be weaned completely and you do not have to give access to the breast or restrict it to once a day at a time that is convenient for you. Your baby should be fine. The most important thing is to ensure the he/she is born into a secure and happy family.

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Posted by: Tebza | 2005/01/05

Thanks very much purple. That is a relief,

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Posted by: Purple | 2005/01/05

It isn't going to harm you or your developing baby or your toddler if you continue breastfeeding, though if you want to wean your toddler, try contacting a lactation consultant for advice on this, as with a new baby on the way, you need to wean gently so that your toddler (and you) don't suffer emotionally.

A little stress won't harm your developing baby, but excessive stress isn't good. I found while I was pregnant, that playing a bit of classical music with my feet up at the end of the day was a great relaxer, though with a toddler, this might not be possible for you.

Good luck with your up coming marriage.

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