Pregnant & Breastfeeding?
If you’re expecting a baby and are continuing to breastfeed your older child, many questions may be going through your mind. Mothers can breastfeed while pregnant and more mothers now are doing so; some go on to nurse both their new baby and their older child after the birth. This is known as ‘tandem nursing’.
Breastfeeding can help you meet your child’s needs more easily, especially if he is tired or unwell, and it continues to give him important nutritional and immunological benefits. However, breastfeeding whilst pregnant can often invoke intense feelings.
Our information sheet addresses common questions and concerns mothers and their supporters may have about continuing to breastfeeding during pregnancy. It also provides practical tips for mothers who decide to tandem nurse siblings after the birth of their new baby.