Excited and nervous

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Excited and nervous

First is the exciting. I had messaged my Dr last week informing her I was preg again. They suggested I quit breastfeeding my son. Well I asked if I could possibly take more vitamins/see a dietitian and continue. Today I was told I could continue until 20 weeks and to just drink Ensure 2x a day! I am so happy and I am sure DS will be too lol

Now to the nervous stuff. I have been having sypmtoms for the past couple days and then boom this morning they are just gone. Just a little scared cause of previous losses but going to just sit tight and hope they come back

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Why do you have to stop breastfeeding? I still breastfeed my son- he's almost 2- so it's mostly for comfort and to go to sleep. Is it bad for the pregnancy?

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Well I have a history of losses and pre term labor. Which when your milk lets down it release a hormone that cause contractions. It all depends on who you talk to as far as their stance on it. I think their main worry with me is my history plus the fact that my son is only 3 months old so nursing/formula is his source of nutrients where an older kid is eating baby food or regular food. My understanding is that as of now their worry is everybody getting enough nutrients and later on in the preg for me is the preterm labor.

In most cases breast feeding during pregnancy is perfectly fine!

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I guess I'll have to talk to my doc. I've had 5 miscarraiges in the past. I don't want to chance anything. Thanks!

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I'm sorry about the confusion let me try to clear this up some, there are no studies that say that breastfeeding will cause a miscarriage due to contractions. Their main concern for this stage of the pregnancy is everybody getting what they need from what I eat.

The reason I mentioned the contractions is to just to explain they are trying not to tempt pre term labor for me which is why I have to stop once I hit 20 weeks. I have other things that raise risks for me and my pregnancy. It is not just simply a history of mc and breastfeeding thing. I didn't mean to scare you I'm sorry.

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That's good that they are okay with you BFing for a couple more months. Smile I'm sure that your DS appreciates it...;)

As for being nervous, I know what you mean. Every symptom (or lack thereof) gets carefully analyzed at my house. lol But, as I said in another thread, I think it's completely normal for symptoms to come and go and vary in intensity, so try not to get too nervous (difficult I know.) We have a Pregnant After a Loss board that some of us frequent and we would love you have you if you are looking for more support.

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Oh thanks for the clear up!!!! I hope that all goes well for you!!

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I've been having queasiness off and on and it was a good bit better today but I think they just come and go generally.

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I have had very little m/s so far with this pregnancy and it does come and go. I know it is hard not to worry though. I'm glad you are able to keep breastfeeding your son!

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Its good that you can keep breastfeesing for a bit. My best friend also had to stop breastfeeding when she became pregnant, due to complications with her last pregnancy.

I still don't have many symptoms, and the ones I do have seem to come and go. Seems like a lot of us are in the same boat when it comes to symptoms. Can't wait for the 2nd trimester already.