I am considering weaning DS down to 2 feeds a day in order to be able to conceive. (This was my "fertility threshold" while BFing DD and I am assuming it will be similar the 2nd time round.) DH agrees to have another baby but because of his age would like this to be sooner rather than later, and it could be years before DS is down to 2 feeds a day on his own. I also like the idea of a shorter birth interval between children so they can share the same interests.
DS is 9 months old and I am hoping to wean him around 12-15 month age range. Ideally I would like to keep him feeding a couple of times a day but I do not know whether partial weaning is possible with such a young toddler as it could be easier on him emotionally wean completely. He still gets most of his nutrition from bfing and we are working slowly on going to sleep in other ways at night but he also nurses a few times during the night. I will be really sad to wean him before his time but would like to add a sibling to our family. (we already have 2 children so this would be the 3rd and probably last).
I guess what I am wanting is just for others to share their experiences of weaning or partially weaning a toddler in the 2nd year in order to TTC. Was it easier than you thought on you or the toddler? Were you glad you had done it or wished you had waited a little longer? If the toddler was still feeding a few times after conceiving, did (s)he go on to wean during the pregnancy or tandem nurse? And if you weaned a very attached-to-nursing baby what made the weaning easier? I would welcome any of your experiences.