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    Default Breastfeeding toddler & newborn in hospital

    Hi, I was hoping to get some advice from mothers who are still breastfeeding their toddlers whilst feeding a newborn. I'm currently 6 months pregnant & feeding my 16 month old boy first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. I was wondering what other mothers in my situation did whilst in hospital after delivering their newborn. As my son is so used to breastfeeding first thing in the morning & last thing at night I'm worried how he'll cope when I'm in hospital (and possibly for 5 days if I need another Caesarian). Should I just get my partner to take my toddler into hospital during these times for his breastfeeds or should I start changing the times I breastfeed him so he can adjust a bit more easily? I was hoping he would wean himself before the new baby arrives but he loves my boobs way too much & i don't see that happening (and I don't want to wean him by my own accord)? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Breastfeeding toddler & newborn in hospital

    I would just feed him when he comes to visit.

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    Default Re: Breastfeeding toddler & newborn in hospital

    just feed him when he visits. You may find when you and your boobs aren't around he not notice that he is missing out, my daughter wouldn't notice if I wasn't around (I put her in daycare 2 days a week and still demand fed on non work days). You may find he weans of his own accord all of a sudden too.

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