It is advisable to consult with the gynecologist, the midwife or the family planning center, so that they can help choose the most appropriate method in each case.
It is not uncommon for a woman who is breastfeeding to become pregnant. It is possible to breastfeed throughout the pregnancy and then to breastfeed both infants after the second delivery (tandem breastfeeding).
Suction-induced breast stimulation has an effect on the release of oxytocin, which is a hormone that causes uterine contractions. For this reason, this stimulation should be avoided during pregnancy in some special situations, such as multiple pregnancies, a history of abortions or premature births.
Although pregnancy during lactation can lead to changes in the taste and volume of milk, it still has its beneficial effects. Some infants notice these taste changes, reject it and are weaned, others reject it first but “re-engage” later.
The milk produced immediately after delivery by the mother who has not stopped breastfeeding at any time, corresponds to colostrum. The first days of colostrum are key for the newborn and its production has a limit, so the newborn must be breastfed first.
Tandem breastfeeding only requires the maintenance of the usual hygiene measures. If the older infant has a herpes lesion (labial or in another location), he should not be breastfed, to avoid contagion from the newborn.
The bowel rhythm of a baby varies according to her diet. If the baby exclusively takes breast milk (only breast milk, not water, not glucosed serum, not infusions) the following table can serve as a guide to assess the normal intestinal rhythm.
Yellow, liquid, with “lumps”, or brown or green, with an acid smell. The color is variable and is not important.
After the first month, many exclusively breastfed babies do not “poop” every day. This is so because breast milk is so perfectly adapted to your needs that practically everything is used and there is little to throw away.
When they begin to try other foods besides the breast, the appearance of the “poop” changes. Some children do not have a bowel movement for a few days and the bowel movement is harder and smells different.
Some babies make loud noises or force, even if they do not poop, which mothers can interpret as being upset. However, what you are doing is simply helping your bowel bolus move downward. She’s “straining” to move the “poop” down. C