Continue with pumping?

Debbie - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 14 month old daughter who will turn 15 months on the 19th. A month ago, she completely stopped breastfeeding, her choice completely! I have been pumping my milk for her the last month so she can still benefit from the breastmilk. I would like to start trying for baby #2. I guess I was wondering if I should stop pumping since my daughter doesn't want to nurse anymore anyways, so I'll have a better chance of conceiving. Any advice?


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Pumping at this point probably won't affect your ability to conceive very much at this point. Most people who practice 'natural family planning' and just use breastfeeding as their source of contraception usually have kids about every 1.5-2 yrs.
I think there is a still alot of misconception that if you aren't having a period yet (I'm assuming that you are though) then you aren't ovulating, which is very untrue.
Some women are alot more 'fertile' than others, and some women do have alot easier time conceiving. If your daughter is still drinking the milk via cup, or having it mixed in with her food or however you're getting her to drink it, she's still getting the benefits. The longer you breastfeed the better for the both of you. I would keep going, personally if it were me.
Good luck!

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