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 higher priority.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 12, 2013|
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