Jakarta – Pregnancy should not be an obstacle for mothers to breastfeed their little ones. Mothers can still breastfeed their babies while pregnant even after giving birth. Even so, breastfeeding during pregnancy should not be forced because it is not easy to live. Some mothers choose this method maybe because their first child still needs milk or is not ready to be weaned. According to the Mayo Clinic, breastfeeding during pregnancy is safe as long as you eat healthy and stay hydrated. However, breastfeeding can trigger mild uterine contractions during pregnancy. While these contractions are normal and nothing to worry about, you may need to be vigilant if they persist, have had a miscarriage, or have a history of premature birth. Photo: HiBunda/Mia Well, if you have decided to breastfeed while pregnant, then you have to be prepared with all the risks. One of the risks is changes in the content to the taste of breast milk. Breast milk production tends to decrease as pregnancy progresses. The taste of breast milk can also change, so the baby may refuse to breastfeed. “Nipples will feel softer when the baby suckles. Milk may also be produced less than before pregnancy or when entering the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy,” said lactation consultant Anita Arora, reported by Today’s Parents. In addition, progesterone levels will rise during pregnancy and cause the alveoli to leak and not be able to store breast milk properly. Alveoli are small cavities in the mammary glands, where milk is produced and stored. Pregnancy can also cause changes in the taste of breast milk which the baby may not like. The taste of breast milk which is usually sweet will turn salty when you are pregnant. So what causes the taste of breast milk to turn salty during pregnancy? Let’s read the next page. Check out the types of fruits that are good for consumption during breastfeeding, in the following video:
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