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I'm a regularly posting member in the April 08 DDC, DH and I are expecting our first (a baby girl named Brianna) on 4/26/08..
My question is this: I plan on BF for at least the first year, how long did your OBs recommend you wait before TTC a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th..)?
I'm a first timer so I'm unsure.. DH and my SIL are 14 months apart and my MIL said that was perfect for them. I'm just not sure how soon I should start TTC (I don't want them 9 months, 6 weeks apart, that's for sure! )
My OB didn't have any recommendations as far as waiting to TTC. (Well, I think they ask you to wait until after your 6 week postpartum checkup at least!) The biggest thing with BF is that if you do it exclusively (no formula) and on demand your period will probably not return for a good long time! It's different for everybody of course, and some unlucky women get AF back within a matter of weeks or months. But others can go well over a year without ever seeing her return!
It's a factor I never thought about until my DD's first birthday rolled around and I wanted to start TTC #2! I was sooo worried we'd have to wean in order to get my cycles back but luckily AF made her reappearance just 2 weeks after Chloe turned 1.