New here, anybody else nursing a toddler

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Registered: 09-04-2007
New here, anybody else nursing a toddler
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 9:19pm

I'm 43.5 years old, got pregnant with my now 20 month old, while nursing his older brother, when I was 41, and delivered him 2 weeks before I turned 42.

Started my cycles again last spring, but they didnt' get regular until about the last 3-4 months, but I still had a shorter than normal(for me) LP of about 11-12 days. I possibly had a chemical pregnancy, with a +++ test, but red spotting from 11 days after ovulation

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 6:03pm

Hi - I can relate to what you're going through.


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Registered: 06-17-2008
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 2:34pm

Not a toddler yet, but I am still nursing my 11-month old dd, and would love to continue beyond 12 months. Given my age, 40, I am also tempted to wean at 13-months if I haven't been successful TTC. It's such a hard decision. I would be very sad if she weaned and I was still unable to get pg, so I understand your ambivalence completely.

GL whatever you decide!

Susie - Mom to Jessie and 3 furbabies

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 1:43am

I conceived my son when he was 11 months old and I was still nursing him.

I would recommend charting and progesterone if necessary to lengthen your LP. That's all it took for me. Once I started charting it was clear that I was ovulating but my LP wasn't long enough for implantation. I called my OB and he gave me a prescription for progesterone without even seeing me. I still went to see an RE and he agreed with me on the course of action to take. Two days later I conceived my daughter pictured in my siggy, started the progesterone as prescribed and got the faintest line ever on the night of 9DPO.

If charting shows that you are ovulating and your LP is long enough, then I don't know that weaning would help. I'm not aware of any other ways that nursing would interfere with conception and carrying a baby.

Best of luck to all of you!

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Registered: 10-23-2008
Fri, 02-19-2010 - 2:18pm

I'm nursing a 3 year old, and just got a BFP recently, at age 43.

It can be done. LOL.

Andy, Gerard, Sarah, Merina and Emma call me Mama,

but you can call me


Laugh a little -

We're blessed with an expected October 15. 2010 baby, after the loss of our previous two pregnancies.

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but you can call me

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Registered: 08-01-2003
Sun, 02-21-2010 - 3:17am

I just hit 40 in December (and also new here) and am still nursing a 2 1/2 yr old (3yrs end of May).