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Is it ok to keep breast feeding her while I`m pregnant?

Hi Alex. I`ve just discovered that I`m pregnant again. (I`m not sure how far along - prob about 4 to 8 weeks). My first baby is 8 months old and is still being breastfed 3 to 4 times a day. Is it ok to keep feeding her while I`m pregnant? I`m worried that the embryo won`t get all the nutrients it needs.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, It is safe to continue to breast feed as long as you wish. You can also safely breast feed a newborn and an older toddler if you wish. Your body adjusts without any complications and both babies get what they need. You need to check your iron levels as your requirements are a bit higher when doing this. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Jun 2009