I've heard various people and doctors suggest I wean, including my husband, and usually just nod and essentially ignore the comment. (With my husband I gave it some thought before ignoring it)
This time when my OBGYN recommended weaning, I thought she might have a point. I am lazy and would not make a project out of weaning (had intended to let my son wrap up on his own). But now I am trying to decided if it's a smart idea to be more active in speeding up his weaning.
My son is 2 and a half so it's not exactly "crucial" that he continue. But I work full time and I think he and I really enjoy the calm close nursing sessions before and after work. I also think nursing has contributed to his great health.
I am on the verge of getting pregnant again (assuming goes well) and my doctor thinks I would be over-taxing my body to be nursing one while being pregnant with another.
My issues are that I am high risk both for "advanced maternal age" :-) and some blood clotting issues that involve a lot of monitoring throughout. I am also going OFF of a prescription drug right now, as a personal choice that I'd rather not be on it while pregnant, although it will be challenging to be without it. --all these contribute to me thinking I SHOULD do what it takes to take great care of myself to get through the preganancy & postpartum times without wreaking havoc on myself physically and emotionally. I have started focusing on healthy eating an exercise for example.
So I am wondering :
Is there in fact a benefit to weaning such as implied by the doctor? Will the pregancy be noticably easier or harder (emotionally or physically) if I am or am not still nursing my toddler?
I am just wondering if the doctor is making a general assumption or if I really would benefit by weaning.
Thanks for even reading all this!