Is it safe to breastfeed when pregnant?
Joelleen: Continuing to breastfeed during pregnancy won’t affect you, your unborn baby, or your older child. Keep in mind that it does place an increased demand on the body for nutrients, so nutritional intake is crucial.
Nipple and breast tenderness increases during the first trimester and this can cause discomfort for the breastfeeding parent, sometimes leading to needing to stop breastfeeding.
Care providers may advise against breastfeeding during pregnancy if you are high risk and possible uterine stimulation is not advisable i.e. short cervix, low-lying placenta, recurrent miscarriage, however, many steps must unfold for the body to go into labour than just nipple stimulation.