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What are signs of pregnancy in breastfeeding women?

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According to BabyCenter, the signs of pregnancy while breastfeeding are similar to those of any regular pregnancy. The breasts become more tender. Implantation bleeding can occur. Some women experience nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

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BabyCenter explains that breastfeeding women who become pregnant experience a decrease in milk production. This is caused by an increase in pregnancy hormones and a decrease in prolactin and oxytocin.

The quality of the breast milk also changes during pregnancy. Around the third week of pregnancy, the breast milk has a sour or salty taste. Breastfeeding may become more difficult for the child, as the milk also becomes watery. By the second trimester, the milk becomes colostrum. Both mother and child may become frustrated with breastfeeding, as the child is no longer satisfied, BabyCenter notes.

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