Originally Posted by filiadeluna
I might be joining you guys in 3-6 months or so... trying to figure out if it's even possible to TTC that early without losing my supply before DD (who is 3mo old) is old enough to go without for a little while. I really wanted to BF her until 2 years old, but now we might want to TTC later this year or early next year. Any advice?
it's so hard to know what kind of experience you'll have. some women nurse through pregnancy and tandem-nurse without much difficulty and others just can't! i wanted to start TTC when DD was a bit less than 1, but we decided against it due to some issues (DH got laid off, we had to move in w/parents, etc). i felt that it might take us a while to get pg, i want a close age difference, and stuff. so TTC at 10-11 months was what i wanted, even though we didn't end up starting till she was 15 months old and DH had a job and we had a place of our own again.
now looking back, i'm glad that she's still 19 months old and going strong. whenever i do get pregnant, i will figure out milk supply issues then, but for now, each month i don't get pregnant i am relieved that i at least don't have to worry about that yet. if i do get pregnant, i'll attempt to nurse through pregnancy and even tandem nurse depending on how DD and i both feel, and i'm totally comfortable with that. on the other hand, i know mamas who would refuse to TTC before their LOs turned 2 because they don't want anything to interfere w/their BFing relationship.
it's such a personal choice, and there's no way of knowing if how pregnancy will affect your breastfeeding relationship or milk supply. so if you feel very strongly about BFing till 2 and having nothing stand in your way, you may want to hold off on TTC. but if you feel prepared to deal with a pregnancy potentially changing that, i say go for it.
WOW i am so blabby tonight!!! i haven't even been posting on this thread really, but i do check in every now and then. when waiting to O it's all i can do to keep up with the one thread, lol... but now that i'm potentially in a 2ww, i'm all over this board.burnindinner-
i am with ivy in that most of the time i feel so ready and excited for another baby, but some days i do have mixed feelings and wonder if i am totally crazy. i know that no matter what, i will love my family as it is, but i definitely understand the mixed feelings. especially on those REALLY insane days where it's all i can do to keep up with just one!!!
CONGRATS to the bfps, can't wait to join you!