Should I Wean?

Question

I am breastfeeding my 22 month old. I had a miscarriage in April and suspect that I might be pregnant again. My daughter nurses at naptime, bedtime, and once or twice during the night. Am I at an increased risk of having another miscarriage? Should I wean? Thank you.  Marie

Answer

Last Updated: December 12, 2014
Marie,

Please accept our condolences on your miscarriage. We are sure you know that breastfeeding is best for both you and your daughter, so please don’t consider this a reason to have to wean. There is no evidence that nursing causes miscarriage, and we know scores of moms who have successfully nursed through pregnancies with no difficulties. To ease your concerns, it would be best to consult your physician for advice on other precautions, and in the interim, enjoy this special time with your nursing daughter.

Andrea and Ron Gronsky

Answered By:

Andrea and Ron Gronsky
Andrea and Ron Gronsky, PhD, Professional Members of CANFP,now retired, taught the Sympto Thermal Method through the Couple to Couple League, in the Oakland Region.

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