So, I had my first child about 19 months ago and he is still breastfed, he's probably a little out of the norm in that he probably still gets about 60-80% of his caloric load from nursing. I am not ready for another one (or pregnancy) just yet but the thought has been on the horizon lately. The Weston Price foundation recommends a 3 year birth interval, which would put conception at about 2.25 years after the last birth, However, how would this factor in to an "extended," or what I like to call full-term nursing relationship? Anyone have thoughts on ideal spacing in that instance?
I was thinking 4-6 months after weaning and a good nutrient dense pre-conception diet would be ideal. Does anyone know of any sources besides "nutrition and physical degeneration" that discusses this topic? I'm not completely against tandem nursing but I do believe that the currently nursing child should ideally be at least 80% on solid foods before starting a preconception diet. Seems a bit counter-intuitive to be siphoning off what is for the fetus into the first child if one can avoid it. None of my opinions are backed by any research, though, so I'm wondering if anyone has any insight. Does anyone here have any examples of birth spacing in traditional groups?