母乳会首页 >> 母乳喂养信息 >> 我怀孕了但是仍在为我的宝宝哺乳——我需要断奶吗?I am Pregnant and Still Nursing My Toddler--Must I Wean Now?

我怀孕了但是仍在为我的宝宝哺乳——我需要断奶吗?I am Pregnant and Still Nursing My Toddler--Must I Wean Now?

我怀孕了但是仍在为我的宝宝哺乳——我需要断奶吗?I am Pregnant and Still Nursing My Toddler--Must I Wean Now?

郑宇 翻译


Finding out you are pregnant does not mean you must stop breastfeeding your toddler. Many mothers choose to continue breastfeeding throughout pregnancy, while others decide to wean. The following information may help you decide what is best for you and your family.



Relatives, friends and health care professionals may express doubts about breastfeeding while pregnant. Their concerns might include that you would be risking the health of your unborn baby. It may be reassuring to know that in a normal pregnancy there is no evidence that continuing to breastfeed will deprive your unborn child of necessary nutrients. In addition, according to the La Leche League International BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK, 3rd Edition 2003, page 407. "Although uterine contractions are experienced during breastfeeding, they are a normal part of pregnancy. .. Uterine contractions also occur during sexual activity, which most couples continue during pregnancy." Also, according to the BAB, page 408, "Currently, no specific medical guidelines exist that define in which situations it may be risky to continue breastfeeding during pregnancy, and prenatal caregivers vary widely in their recommendations." The materials listed in the "Additional Resources" section of this FAQ will help you address the fears others may express.

亲戚、朋友和保健专家可能会对孕期哺乳表示质疑。他们担心的可能是这会给你腹中的胎儿带来风险。并没有证据显示在正常怀孕过程中哺乳会损失掉未出生宝宝必需的营养,了解了这一点以后担心应该会少很多了。另外,根据国际母乳会出版的《母乳喂养问答手册》(BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK,以下简称BAB),2003年第三版,407页,尽管哺乳期间会感到宫缩,但宫缩本来就是怀孕过程中的正常现象,……,在性生活的过程中也会出现宫缩,而大部分夫妇在怀孕时也保持性生活。另外,BAB408页,目前,没有明确的医学指南定义在何种情况下孕期哺乳可能产生风险,孕期护理者对此也是众说纷纭,各执一词。列在本问答后的附加信息来源中的材料会帮助你解除其它可能有的担忧。


Needing extra rest is normal in pregnancy. Breastfeeding during your pregnancy may help you get extra rest if you breastfeed your toddler while lying down. Completely childproofing one room with a mattress or pallet on the floor would allow you to continue to rest if your toddler goes off to play. Who knows, you both may drift off for a little nap!



Some mothers develop tender nipples during pregnancy. Careful attention to your child‘‘s position can help. Breathing techniques from childbirth classes can help you cope with the increased sensitivity. The breathing techniques may also help if you become restless while your toddler breastfeeds. If your child is old enough, you can ask him or her to nurse more gently or for shorter periods of time. This will help with both your tender nipples and your feelings of restlessness.



Women who breastfeed while pregnant often find their milk supply decreases around the fourth or fifth month. If your breastfeeding baby is less than a year old, watch his weight gain to be sure he is getting enough to eat. It‘‘s also not uncommon for the flavor of your milk to change. These changes may prompt some older toddlers to nurse less often or to wean entirely.



If you decide you want to wean your toddler, it‘‘s easiest to proceed gradually. The approach of "don‘‘t offer, don‘‘t refuse" is one that has worked for many mothers. See if you can anticipate when your child is likely to ask to nurse and offer a distraction or a healthful snack instead. Avoid sitting in your favorite nursing chair. Be sure you give lots of extra hugs and attention. Remember that weaning a toddler can be hard work: continuing to nurse is sometimes easier for the mother. See these FAQs for additional thoughts on weaning.



After the new baby is born, it‘‘s not unusual for the weaned child to want to taste the milk or ask to nurse again. Some may not remember how to suckle, others will complain about the taste and there will be some who would be happy to resume a breastfeeding relationship. If you do not want to breastfeed the older sibling, you could offer a taste of your milk in a cup or spoon.



If you continue breastfeeding through your pregnancy, you may find yourself breastfeeding both an infant and an older sibling. Many mothers have found this arrangement, called "tandem nursing," is a good way of meeting the needs of both children. Your local LLL Leader can give you more information on breastfeeding while pregnant and/or tandem nursing. The resources below will help you to explore your feelings about breastfeeding both your new baby and your "old" baby.


Copyright @ muruhui.org 京ICP备17072553号 设计:益格堂
未经国际母乳会的书面许可, 不能以任何形式复制此信息文本。