4 doctors weighed in:

Can I breastfeed while pregnant?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

As in you shouldn't.
Some women who become pregnant while lactating do continue to produce milk, but the hormone responsible for milk letdown is oxytocin, which can cause uterine contractions and lead to preterm labor. The uterus usually has few receptors for this hormone in the first trimester, so most don't have symptoms in the first trimester. If you're pregnant, it is time to wean.

In brief: No.

As in you shouldn't.
Some women who become pregnant while lactating do continue to produce milk, but the hormone responsible for milk letdown is oxytocin, which can cause uterine contractions and lead to preterm labor. The uterus usually has few receptors for this hormone in the first trimester, so most don't have symptoms in the first trimester. If you're pregnant, it is time to wean.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
Thank
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

It is safe for you to do in most cases.
Breast feeding can trigger extra contractions that can be a problem if you are at risk for premature labor.

In brief: Yes

It is safe for you to do in most cases.
Breast feeding can trigger extra contractions that can be a problem if you are at risk for premature labor.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors