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Real Breastfeeding Questions Answered By A Lactation Consultant

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Does your milk dry up if you become pregnant while nursing?
My 2.5 year old is still nursing and I am a few weeks pregnant. Will my milk dry up or can she just keep nursing? Any advice on tandem nursing?

QC: As long as you’re having a healthy pregnancy, there shouldn’t be any issue with continuing to nurse your 2.5 year old. If you are having concerns, please speak with your doctor. At this age, it is usually mostly for comfort and they aren’t getting a ton of milk. A lot of women do see a decrease in supply when they get pregnant but since at her age she’s probably not getting much milk at this point, she may continue for comfort. I encourage you to continue if you and your child are still enjoying it.