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Hello Baal Rishon, and welcome to J.SE. It sounds like there's a very thorny situation underfoot, and this is going to require a real-life expert rabbi. I strongly recommend you contact the experts at the Beth Din of America. May G-d help everyone involved in this difficult matter, and may it be concluded in such a way that the pain to everyone involved ...
A get can only be a get from the time that it is actually given, so it cannot be given retroactively. But a dated get can be given with a stipulation that it will not take effect until a certain date or until a certain condition is fulfilled in the future, at which time the get will be effective from the time it was given.
I think traditionally there was concern that if a woman is nursing, getting pregnant again may dry up her milk supply (and therefore, before the age of infant formula, endanger the nursing baby). This way she's not stuck waiting to remarry out of concerns she may get pregnant again. If I'm not mistaken I'd read some scientific research fairly recently that ...
Yes, he would certainly be allowed to give his wife a get. According to the vast majority of poskim, he is a man despite whatever surgery he had. He obviously does not meet the qualifications for a shoteh. According to the minority view of the Tzitz Eliezer, he would not have to give his wife a get, because the marriage dissolved when he "became a woman."
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