My DH and I have recently started TTC baby number 2. However, I am still breastfeeding my toddler. She is 17 months and has up to two feeds a day (morning and night). My DH and I have been talking about weaning her but it is hard - she is BF obsessed!
My periods returned pretty soon after DD was born (around 2 months after) but I haven't been tracking my cycles so I am not sure when I am ovulating etc.
Do I need to wean in order to conceive? If I don't will this stop me getting pregnant???
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10-09-2014 09:05 #1Senior Member
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TTC - Do I have to wean my toddler?
10-09-2014 09:09 #2
I don't think you would need to. My DS1 was having the same 2 feeds just morning and night and I got pregnant when he was 18 months old. It only took about 3 months to fall. Good luck!
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10-09-2014 09:21 #3Senior Member
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I had to wean to ovulate.
10-09-2014 09:39 #4
I was still breast feeding DS1 when I fell pregnant with DS2. He was only 7 months old so was still feeding a lot! I got my period back and then fell pregnant that cycle. I also fed him through the entire pregnancy.
10-09-2014 11:14 #5
I was still bf'ing 18mo DS1 1-2 times a day when I fell preg with DS2, and that was the second month of trying, so I don't think you have to wean to fall, but I guess it's going to be different for everyone.
10-09-2014 11:15 #6
I fell pregnant still breastfeeding way more than twice a day..
10-09-2014 11:16 #7
I didn't have to wean, my AF only returned for one cycle before I conceived. I wAs still feeding DS1 at least 3 times a day. I fed DS1 right up until I gave birth to DS2, then he self weaned.
10-09-2014 11:27 #8
I am still bf my 17 mth old and I am currently 16 wks pregnant, so no you don't have to stop bf to get pregnant
10-09-2014 11:30 #9
No. If your period is back.
I have fallen pregnant more than once while still feeding 4 times a night and few times a day.
10-09-2014 11:56 #10
No I have 4 children and 3 of those where conceived while I was breastfeeding (of course my 1st was the only one that wasn't). My last I daughter was only 7 months old when I conceived my son and I was feeding her ALOT! But of course everyone is different.
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