I have a dilemma: my son is the only baby in the family by six years with no future cousins in the plans. All my sisters are much older and had their children early. I don't have any friends who are close to having kids either. I want my son to have siblings close in age to him to interact with since otherwise he would be very alone.
I am currently breastfeeding though I have low supply and have to supplement with formula or goatsmilk and formula. I haven't had my period since September 2011. And boy has it been nice! I think even with low supply, my body knows I am nursing as much as I can and wont continue on with future reproductive processes.
My dilemma is whether to wean at 9 months to a year so I can try for another baby or test the odds of conceiving while still nursing and if that works let that take its course.
I personally am very conflicted because I really feel he should have a sibling soon but since I have never had a full supply, I feel like I should nurse longer than a year just to make up for my insufficiency and whatever caveats the formula produced.
other things to consider: I will be starting domperidone soon to see if that helps and I may be getting donated milk to replace formula supplementation.
What have you all done?
My mother nursed each baby into her next pregnancies (about a year and a few months each) and since I was much later and last, I got 2&1/2 years of nursing all to myself.