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 youngest child's feeding is the highest 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 maintains 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||May 19, 2011|
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