Feeding For The Pregnant Mom With A Toddler

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Tandem feeding for the pregnant mom with a toddler or expectant mom of twins!

You’re a pregnant mother with a nursing toddler? Congrats, you stuck with it this long! Many mothers who start breastfeeding do not continue to breastfeed, and you defeated the odds! Now, you are pregnant, and you don’t want to stop feeding, right? Do you have to? No!

This guide will give you 5 tips to help you understand how to tandem feed your newborn, toddler, or twins because after all, “breast is best”! Breastfeeding rates continue to rise in the United States. In 2011, 79% of newborn infants started to breastfeed. http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/2014breastfeedingreportcard.pdf This is why tandem nursing is becoming more popular. The World Health Organization wants mothers to continue to feed their babies until 2-6 years of age, most women stop breastfeeding within the first year in the US. Breastfeeding is not as accepted in the US, which unfortunate for our babies and toddlers who thrive from the benefits of breastfeeding. If a mother tandem nurses, there is also an increase in the health benefits of breastfeeding for her body.

Tip #1 How to Be Prepared

Find the right provider. Some midwives or obstetricians are not up to date on the benefits and safety of tandem feeding. Tandem feeding has it’s own benefits! o Aids in increasing the bonding between the new baby and sibling, leading to being able to share easier. o Relieves…
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