How do I breastfeed my older child and my new baby?
Tandem breastfeeding refers to breastfeeding two children of different ages. This happens as a natural extension of breastfeeding while pregnant. There are many breastfeeding holds and positions when breastfeeding an older child and a baby. The baby should be the priority, so mothers may want to limit the child to the breast the baby has already fed on until they are sure the baby is growing well. Mothers need to make sure they are taking in enough calories and monitor their weight; it takes a lot to feed two little people. Their child may have given up breastfeeding while the mother was pregnant but want to resume it now. There is nothing wrong with letting the child try. If the child shows an interest and the mother ignores this request, it can lead to acting out, adding chaos to the mother’s already busy life.