Awaiting Return of Full Fertility/Night Nursing to Blame?
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|Mon, 11-12-2012 - 3:03pm|
Hi, all! I am 36 and still nursing my DS, who is nearly 15 months old. He is pretty much down to only 1 or 2 feedings a day, and, on the days when I'm at work, I am only pumping twice at the most. This is significant, because until recently, even with copious solids, he was breastfeeding A LOT. Even though his daytime feedings are minor, at night, he is all about the booby juice! We co-sleep, and he seems to be getting even more snacky as time progresses. He has probably 1 or 2 real feedings at night, but he snacks frequently, it seems.
The issue is DH and I really want to get started on Baby #2, but I have only had two anovulatory bleeds (at 11 months and when DS was about 13 months). I am temping/charting (though took a break recently because I got discouraged), and as far as I can tell, I am not ovulating. CM seems to be getting creamier lately, but that's about it.
So, I am starting to worry that I might have to wean him totally to get pregnant again! I conceived him without thinking about it, so I'm hoping that the next will come easily, too. What do you ladies think about night nursing/co-sleeping? Does it affect the return of fertility that severely? I would hate to have to do it, preferring instead to keep co-sleeping and still conceive, but maybe that's not to be. Please, please help!