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Old Feb 23rd, 2018, 12:27 PM   1
doggylover
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Anyone pregnant and breastfeeding?


Hi everyone. I am currently 5+2 with my third baby, and still breastfeeding my 2yr 3mo. I have started to cut him down a lot - mostly by night weaning which Iíve just done this week.

The problem (maybe?) is that when I am feeding him I can feel small cramps in my uterus. I know the breastfeeding does cause uterine cramps anyway, but when I was pregnant with my second and still feeding my first I never had these.

Anyone else have them? Iím scared every time that it will lead to a mc.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2018, 20:57 PM   2
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I am pregnant with my 3rd and breastfeeding (also breastfed my 1st while pregnant with my 2nd) I don't have any cramps while feeding at least that I've noticed anyway. I typically had some cramping in the early weeks anyway though. If you're concerned it might give you some reassurance to call the Drs office?



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2018, 03:06 AM   3
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In the U.K. (Assuming you're in the US!) Our Drs wouldn't do anything anyway, they were old just say it's normal and there is nothing that they could do to prevent mc anyway.

I didn't have the cramps with my second, which is why I'm finding it odd. I am generally having quite a bit more cramping this time, and I know it's normal, but I think because I'm approaching the gestation I mc my first pregnancy I'm just really anxious in general.

Thanks for replying, and best of luck with your pregnancy!



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2018, 09:04 AM   4
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I will say I was breastfeeding when I had my missed miscarriage too. (I was still bf my first, had the miscarriage, continued to nurse and had my 2nd pregnancy with my daughter). My Dr knew I was nursing and was very explicit in telling me that bf did not cause the miscarriage. I hope that things settle down soon for you for a happy anand healthy 9months ❤



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2018, 12:53 PM   5
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Thank you. Iím sorry to hear about your loss. I know that reasonably it shouldnít cause a mc, I think Iím just so anxious this time so every little thing is magnified.



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2018, 16:57 PM   6
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I completely get your anxiety! I went in for 12 week heartbeat scan and they couldn't find heartbeat, I had to wait for an ultrasound. This little turkey has an anterior placenta. I totally lost my cool lol hopefully your first appt is soon?



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 12:00 PM   7
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I have a dr appointment on 21st March, but that will just be to get a referral to the hospital. I wonít get a scan or anything until around the 12th April (earliest!)

Such a long wait!



 
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Old Mar 4th, 2018, 15:29 PM   8
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I'm currently pregnant with #4 whilst still feeding but have no problems. I've had 6 mc, all whilst still feeding and tandem feeding, but they were not caused by breastfeeding.



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2018, 04:44 AM   9
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I'm currently tandem feeding 3 and 1 year olds. I tandem fed through my last pregnancy and I breastfed through the last one. All went to term. I did night wean last time bit that was because I couldn't cope with feeding throughout the night.



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 09:00 AM   10
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I’m 4+1 and still breastfeeding my little one who is 19 months. I’ve been breastfeeding for 8 years now (3 children). Never noticed any cramps whilst breastfeeding in the early days. Hope all is ok x



 
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