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Breast-feeding more than one child is
called tandem breast-feeding. 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 breast-feed 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 breast-feeding routine may naturally begin the weaning process.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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