Pregnant While Breastfeeding – Risks and Ways of Prevention
Mothers should avoid getting pregnant while breastfeeding their children. Normally you have few chances of getting pregnant while you are breastfeeding your child. However, there is no rule for this and a mother that is breastfeeding should take care to avoid conceiving again.
There are various aspects of pregnancy during breastfeeding for such
mothers to know, which already have a nursing baby in their lap. Nursing
tends to reduce the nutrients supply required for the developing fetus.
Moreover, there are more chances of miscarriage or premature labor for women who are breastfeeding their child as the baby's suckling could stimulate contractions.
How to Help Prevent Pregnancy While Breastfeeding
Husbands Support during Breastfeeding
Breast feeding moms can feed their babies for a longer period when
they get their hubby’s support. The complete involvement of the
dad (with the baby and the mom) right from conception, to childbirth
and breastfeeding can result in the forging of a better bond between
the mother, child and her father.
It is recommended that dads as well as moms be properly educated to promote breastfeeding. Husbands should know that their "warm support" and encouragement has a vital role in successful breastfeeding. Husband’s support can prove out to be more effective than help from a health professional.
Dad can be with mom and baby during feedings. This way he can enhance his bonding with the baby with the help of certain gestures such as making eye contact, softly touching, holding & talking to baby. Father can feed the child with expressed milk in the absence of mother.
Support of husbands can work wonders for a strong bonding between
the child, mother and the father and result in leading happy family