I am 32 years old and, thankfully, in excellent health. Fortunately I was able to get pregnant very easily with my first child and to breastfeed my son, now 3 years old (+1 month). I've practiced virtually unrestricted breastfeeding, though over the past month I stopped nursing first thing in the morning, then in the middle of the night, and just yesterday, at bedtime too.
I haven't had the return of my period or any other indications of fertility in all this time (37 months post-partum). My doctor said that it's completely normal and that when I felt ready to wean, I would be able to get pregnant again.
I waited a long time because I didn't want to lead my son in weaning. (It's been very hard for both of us, though not as hard as I thought it would be.) However, my husband and I really want to have more children, and have been trying to conceive again since shortly after my son was born. I seem to be in that tiny minority that can't get pregnant while nursing.
Does anyone know what I can expect after weaning? Anyone have a similar experience? Any words of encouragement?
Thanks so much!