Is It Permissible To Breastfeed 2 Children At The Same Time?

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Doctor, I have a question. I want to have 2 children. 1 is 14 months old, 1 is still around 7 months pregnant. What I want to ask is, if my second child is born, can her brother still breastfeed? My first child is not even 2 years old. While Dy was given formula, he didn’t want it. I want UHT milk.

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. There is no obstacle to breastfeeding two children at once, as long as you are producing enough milk for both. In fact, by 14 months of age, your baby should have started thinking about other foods besides breast milk or UHT milk.


Babies at this age should be familiar with other soft foods because if only breast milk or UHT milk, then it will not meet their nutritional needs. Especially if later it turns out that your breast milk is not enough to breastfeed your two children. In that condition, the priority is your child's first, because exclusive breastfeeding is very important in the first 6 months of a child's life.


If you are still confused, discuss this with your pediatrician. Hope your pregnancy and delivery goes well.


So, hopefully useful.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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