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If a mother gets pregnant within 2 months of a newborn, and wants to continue breastfeeding then what precautions she should take during the later trimesters? Will the newborn or the foetus be affected? and is it safe to breastfeed?

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Typically it is not the later trimesters you are worried about but the first trimester to be sure her body has had enough time to recover from the first pregnancy to carry a new child. The risk for miscarriage drastically decrease after the first trimester but I have heard of a 20-week miscarriage and it was a woman whose pregnancies were close together.

For breastfeeding, the body is already used to the hormones if she was breastfeeding before getting pregnant (vs. started when she conceived new baby) so it is safe to breastfeed during a pregnancy. However, since the new pregnancy is so close to the prior, I would definitely consult with a medical professional for this.

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Breastfeeding while pregnant is safe as long as you’re healthy and careful about having healthy diet and plenty of fluids. Most of the moms worry about whether they are eating enough to nourish the baby growing inside and for breastfeeding the nursling but our bodies are amazing they know how much to have. Have a healthy, well- balanced diet - eating when you’re hungry and drinking when thirsty is all that you need to do.

Breastmilk will be nutritionally sound throughout pregnancy but the taste of the milk changes and the breastmilk production decreases as the pregnancy progresses. These factors may lead the nursing child to wean on his or her own. Better to consult your doctor to provide guidance and will confirm you whether to continue breastfeeding or not. It all depends on your health.

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