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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2009, 08:40:17 PM »

There was an article in the local paper last month on the breastfeeding statistics in my health region, South Central Saskatchewan, Canada.  I can't remember all the stats but the one that I remember was that less than 10% of mothers in the area breastfeed past 6 months.

I am currently breastfeeding my almost 17 month old and have no plans on weaning anytime soon.  Unfortunately, I only breastfeed at home because there is no community support for breastfeeding a toddler.

Thank you for everyone sharing their stories, they make me smile smile

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2009, 03:27:12 AM »

I am still currently breastfeeding my 4 1/2 year old daugter.  My son nursed until 2 1/2, and my first daughter until she was almost 2.  I'm not really sure when she will wean, but I'm thinking that it will happen some time this summer.  She generally only asks to bf at bedtime, so I will miss that part of the routine, but understand that they do grow up, faster than we want them to.

My daughter calls breastfeeding 'nap', so others don't know what she is asking for.  My son had called it nurse and was embarrasing out in public when he asked repeatedly to nurse.  I think that it is helpful to have a code word for breastfeeding for when mothers are out in pulic.

Milk is produced by supply and demand, as my 4 1/2 year old can leave for 4 days and when she returns she can still bf.  My body has adjusted to her needs.

Thank you for sharing your stories.  I think that it is wonderful that women were given this way to nourish their children.

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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 09:18:43 PM »

I breastfed my son for 10 months along with supplamenting with formula. I would have gone with just breastfeedig for longer, but my milk supply was low, and he didn't like nursing.

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 11:51:07 PM »

I nursed until shortly after my son turned 2. He wasn't ready to stop, but we were gently weaning him because we wanted another child.

The AAP recommends nursing until 1 if possible, and then as long as both parties are happy.

The World Health Organization recommends nursing till 2 if possible, and then encourages as long as both parties are happy.

I know women from many nonwestern cultures nurse regularly until age 4 or longer--then they come here and find themselves judged--so sad! It's so sad that "progress" is making mothers feel awkward about giving children something that is nurturing and healthy.

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2009, 03:25:57 AM »

I wanted to nurse for at least the first year, but after one month I got mastitis three times and even though I went to a lactation specilist and did what she told me, to my breast never recovered from the infections  Sad  It was a very hard process for me because not only I saw it as the best nutrional option for my daughter, but it was about the bonding with her  Sad  I pumped for as long as I could so she can get the nutrients and complemented with formul', but after three months my breast didn't produce anymore  Sad  I hope I can nurse with my next baby.

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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 06:50:56 AM »

My 20 month old is still breastfeeding... it is a great help in smoothing out all the ups and downs of toddlerhood! 

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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2009, 09:06:55 AM »

Hi i am still breastfeeding my almost 13 month old. I will continue to feed her until we both feel ready, not when people think it is right. I am trying for another baby so if I cant get pregnant while breastfeeding then I will wean her around 2years.

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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2009, 09:58:44 AM »

Hi i am still breastfeeding my almost 13 month old. I will continue to feed her until we both feel ready, not when people think it is right. I am trying for another baby so if I cant get pregnant while breastfeeding then I will wean her around 2years.

I am still breastfeeding my 14 month old and he and I still enjoy it. I plan to only ween him when I become pregnant with the next one. He often finishes a big feed, rolls onto his back with a big milky smile and starts clapping. How can I possibly ween him yet when my milk gets a round of applause. Magic.

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2009, 10:56:48 AM »

I fed my baby for 15 months


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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2009, 12:05:56 PM »

i am still BF my lil daughter until now and mostly will try to BF until she is 2 years old. She seems to like it very much and when she tired or having a great fun during the day, she will BF more and more...we both like it very much  smile

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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2009, 01:25:15 PM »

I breastfed my eldest until he was 15 months old, then I had to stop as I got pregnant (without getting my menstrual cycle back beforehand), causing my breasts to become dry and breastfeeding became painful for me. After delivery, I engaged my eldest's help to nurse whenever my breasts feel engorged, especially during the first week. From then on, I nursed both newborn and toddler whenever possible (usually in the lying-down position). Nursed them until my eldest was 4 and 1/2 years old and my second-born almost 3 years old, and had to stop because of my third pregnancy. I still have fond memories of the times when they were happy to see me home from work, and chanting 'Milk! Milk!'.

When I offered to nurse them after their brother was born, they adamantly refused and even said "Yuck!"  LOL

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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2009, 08:44:10 PM »

Ha-ha Momof3boys.., LOL

I bf my LO till 9month when I had a minor operation and coming home realized that I was given antibiotics to take...
I don't think she actually was getting much milk anymore, as it wasn't hard on either one of us to wean her. wub
It's a great way to lose extra weight Wink

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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2009, 09:10:26 PM »

wow! and I always boasted about bf for 10months! I'm still bfeeding my LO now bt don't think I';ll go past 10months this time as well. hope she makes it easy for me, cos she doesn't even want to take the bottle even if it's expressed milk in it.

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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2009, 03:25:57 AM »

I have breastfed my first baby for 10 month and she actually quit herself as she just sucked for 2 or 3 minute each time. I am breastfeeding my LO one and she is 5-month old.  I plan to breastfeed her for a year (that's when my mat leave ends)!! 

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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2016, 08:44:25 AM »

I am still currently breastfeeding my 4 1/2 year old daugter.  My son nursed until 2 1/2, and my first daughter until she was almost 2.  I'm not really sure when she will wean, but I'm thinking that it will happen some time this summer.  She generally only asks to bf at bedtime, so I will miss that part of the routine, but understand that they do grow up, faster than we want them to.

My daughter calls breastfeeding 'nap', so others don't know what she is asking for.  My son had called it nurse and was embarrasing out in public when he asked repeatedly to nurse.  I think that it is helpful to have a code word for breastfeeding for when mothers are out in pulic.

Milk is produced by supply and demand, as my 4 1/2 year old can leave for 4 days and when she returns she can still bf.  My body has adjusted to her needs.

Thank you for sharing your stories.  I think that it is wonderful that women were given this way to nourish their children.

Breastfeeding in public is my nightmare! I know it has many advantages, but I just can't find a distraction from my surroundings.

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