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  • Kylie Padilla Stopped Nursing Alas After She Found Out She Was Pregnant

    Whether Kylie Padilla weaned Alas from nursing or the little tot naturally did, breastfeeding for nearly two years is a great accomplishment.
    by Rachel Perez .
Kylie Padilla Stopped Nursing Alas After She Found Out She Was Pregnant
PHOTO BY @kylienicolepadilla/Instagram
  • Preggo mom Kylie Padilla joined many other nursing moms in celebrating August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month despite having to stop breastfeeding her son, Alas, who just turned 2. On Instagram yesterday, August 6, 2019, she shared how breastfeeding her son helped shape her motherhood journey.

    “We officially ended our breastfeeding journey a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant,” Kylie revealed. “Breastfeeding was the most intimate thing I have ever experienced in my life. I was the one who didn’t want to quit after he turned one,” she said, adding that the eye contact with her baby while nursing is what she loved the most about breastfeeding.

    “Happy breastfeeding month all the padede moms out there,” the actress wrote. “And for those moms who really struggled [with breastfeeding], what is most important is that your baby is getting the nutrients he/she needs, however way is best for you,” Kylie added.

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    Breastfeeding is not an easy commitment (the nursing struggles are real!), and moms who were able to nurse their babies for more extended periods take pride in accomplishing such feat. They can be sentimental or feel some anxiety when their child finally weans from their breast.

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    Kylie's breastfeeding journey with Alas has had its ups and downs through the years. She nursed Alas during rehearsals, through teething, before walking down the aisle at her wedding, and even in public restrooms in malls!). It's not clear if Kylie weaned her little boy from nursing or if Alas naturally did.

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    Doctors say it’s generally safe to continue breastfeeding while pregnant, so long as the mom is keeping a healthy diet to sustain both her milk production and pregnancy, as well as her own body’s needs. If you’re pregnant and have a history of bleeding, or are at risk for pre-term labor, your doctor may advise you to wean your toddler. Nursing can trigger contractions in your uterus, which can be harmful to your pregnancy and the baby in your womb.

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    Kylie is currently 22 weeks pregnant and expecting another baby boy with husband Aljur Abrenica. Soon, she’ll start a new nursing journey with baby number two, and the preggo momma is nothing but excited and looking forward to “fall in love all over again.”

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