My dd is 12 months old in a few days and I'm considering weaning her. I'm finding that my milk supply drops for a few days before AF arrives (making both of us irritable!) and also for a day or so around ovulation. I'm also getting terrible PMS - migraines, extreme tiredness, annoying moodiness and that is now affecting me for about 10 days a month.
It's not helping that my dd still isn't reliably sleeping through the night (I got a grand total of 5 hours sleep last night for example) and I'm also working part time.
Has anyone else weaned due to PMS and wanting to go back on The Pill? I have been on Levlen for many years to help deal with my terrible PMS issues and it works well. I spoke to the M&CHN yesterday and she said going back on The Pill may or may not affect my supply at this late stage and even if it does it might mean I can slowly wean over a few weeks which might be gentler for both me & my dd.
My goal with BFing was 12 months. I do enjoy BFing my dd and some days I think I could BF for a long time and other times I wish I was no longer BFing. She's my last bub (planned anyway!) so there's that emotional side of things too.
Any thoughts welcome. Surely I'm not the only one who has been in this situation.