June 18th, 2006

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  • rokica

Nursing while pregnant

I'd like some information from those of you who decided to nurse through your pregnancies. I just found out that I'm pregnant again. My daughter is 9 months old, and still largely breastfed, though she's eating more solid food these days.

My main concern is that I've already noticed a drop in my supply. I used to be able to pump about 2 extra ounces per day in addition to what she nursed from me, which was necessary because I go to work/school 3 days a week, and she gets expressed milk on those days.

She still has enough, but now expressing any extra is just a struggle. I've read that many women experience a drop in their supply around the 4-5th month of pregnancy, but I'm just 4 weeks pregnant. Does supply-demand work the same way during pregnancy, or is it just going to be an uphill battle trying to express milk from now on?