Conversation between IBCLC and a mom of a 7 month old, who is pregnant now and due end of the year:
Mom: breastfeeding did not go too well for me with my son, I only breastfed for a few weeks, but I want to try again with the new baby.
IBCLC: Wonderful that you want to try again; let us know what concerns you have this time and if you need support.
Mom: yeah, I wish I breastfed longer the first time.
IBCLC: You know, when breastfeeding gets going, and if you find you have extra milk, you could give it to your older baby. It would be alright.
Mom: I never thought about that.
IBCLC: Sure, even past a year, breastmilk is healthy – for both babies. Its OK, really.
Mom: I could do that. *smiles*.