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Breastfeeding more than one child is
called tandem breastfeeding. If you continue to feed your older child along
with your newborn, keep in mind that the newborn's feeding is the
Some general feeding guidelines can help ensure
that your newborn is properly nourished:
If you decide to breastfeed more than one child, make sure
your newborn has a healthy growth pattern. Talk to your doctor about any
specific questions or concerns. Be aware that the interruptions in your older
child's breastfeeding routine may naturally begin the weaning process.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 30, 2016
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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