Seeking your advice and wisdom, please...
My husband and I have a just-turned-2 daughter who loves to nurse; I'd say she nurses about 4-6x during the day and about 3-4x during the night. I've had my cycles back for just over a year now and they're varied in length and heaviness (nothing unusual there from what I understand). My husband and I have been TTC for a 3 months now, using a fertility monitor. Each month it's concurred with the CM I'm observing and showing that I'm ovulating (yay). In June I thought we were going to be successful, but then a handful of days before my period was due I had a few days of spotting. That went away, then several days later I got a crazy heavy, clotted period with awful cramps - all much more intense than anything experienced since having my cycles back. I guessed we might have had a chemical pregnancy but my OB's office wasn't too concerned so we just went on our way. We missed our most-fertile days in July due to travel and I had a fairly normal period. This month I *really* felt pregnant and took a HPT on Monday, which would've been day 29 (I've been averaging about 26 days so I thought that was not too early to test). It was positive, but very faint, so I waited another few days and took a digital test which said 'no'. Then, early this morning I got woken by awful cramps (like 10x worse than my looong natural labor, lol!) and have had bright, clotted bleeding again all day.
The nurse at my OB's office chided me today for not following my OB's advice that was written on my chart, which of course, was that I "had to" wean in order to get pregnant (she also told me it was not "safe to a developing baby" to have a mom breastfeed throughout pregnancy so I took it with a grain of salt at my last appointment). From what I can find online, it's not unheard of for a nursing mom's prolactin levels to inhibit a pregnancy from implanting (that is my best guess, as my luteal phase is the correct length, typically about 2 weeks). I've been looking at a lot of our LLL resources and there is a lot of "some moms find..."-type language about possibly having to wean to get things to go back to normal. I'm hoping this is not the case for us, and I'm wondering if there is anything else I can do. Do you think night-weaning would make enough of a difference in my prolactin levels? Some other random forum suggested boosting Vitamin B6? Or is it just a matter of time, as in keep trying and maybe when my DD is nursing less something will change? (although I forsee no end in sight for this babe...) :)
If anyone has any experience with this I would be most grateful.