You usually can continue
breastfeedingyour child if you become pregnant. If you breastfeed while you are pregnant, be aware of the following issues:
- Breastfeeding during pregnancy is not recommended if you are at risk for preterm labor. Breastfeeding may stimulate uterine contractions, which can lead to premature birth.
- You need additional calories and nutrients if you breastfeed during pregnancy. See your health professional or a dietitian for dietary planning.
- You may experience more fatigue, nausea, and nipple soreness if you breastfeed during pregnancy.
- Your milk supply may drop around the fourth month of pregnancy. The breastfeeding baby may start weaning naturally around this time.
Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology