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post #121 of 335

61months

post #122 of 335

12 + 11(...) = 23 months plus

post #123 of 335

Four kids for a total of 149 months. Egads. A lifetime total of 12.4 years.

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14+16+24+22 (tandem) = 76+

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14 1/2 months and going strong! Hope to make it to at least 3 yrs with him.He's my only one so far.

post #126 of 335

18 months with the second and 14 months with the first so 32 months total.

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My wife has nursed our child for 18 months and counting.  She has a full time job, working outside the home 50+ hours a week.  Very committed to pumping and herbal support.  Working moms, it can be done!  

post #128 of 335
21+14=33 and counting!!!
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22 months with DS, 23 months with DD1 And six months and around the clock withDD2.

51 months and going strong..

I was already 3-4  months pregnant when they weaned each time I may just have to keep having babies LOL

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Gosh I love this thread! love.gif

post #131 of 335

54 mos with DD and 29 mos (and counting) with DS, but with a 6 mos overlap tandem nursing. So, 77 mos in all. I only know 1 woman IRL who nursed past 2 yrs, so this thread is so encouraging to me.

post #132 of 335
DD Premie #2 for 36 months!
my first experience breastfeeding, and although challenging I had fabulous support! ;-)
post #133 of 335

7 months and counting! do not plan on stopping any time soon.

 

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post #134 of 335

69 months, give or take.  Some of the months weren't really full breastfeeding, obviously, but my children were still nursing on a daily basis for this amount of time, however.

post #135 of 335
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Originally Posted by Dwluvspool View Post


Just curious...moms who did 12+ months and/or tandems... I'm assuming you were stay-at-home moms? I found it extremely hard to keep my milk up while working full time. greensad.gif I could only spend so much time pumping. I was proud I stuck with it as long as my body would allow though. It was a major commitment, especially as a working mom. I know a lot of working moms who didn't "bother" with nursing or who did for less than 1 or 2 months because it was "too much hassle".

Yes, I think most of us were stay at home moms, or maybe some from other countries where they have paid maternity leave, but I also think once you get to nursing a toddler, it's usually easier to keep going than to wean.  And it doesn't necessarily matter if you have a whole lot of milk either.  I've known working moms who didn't have to pump a lot, and once you get to the point where your child is older, they may be fine with the length of a work shift and will make up for it when you're home.

post #136 of 335

Well, I had twins so here goes:

 

20+13+30(x2)+43 = 106

 

DS2 self weaned at 13 months, he simply was not into nursing.

post #137 of 335

I'm a retired mama (59).  I was bf'ing or pregnant or both for 11 years.  44+54+45=143 months.  A couple of years of this was tandem.  I was never preg and tandem, though!!!!!

post #138 of 335

30 months plus

54 months (tandem with the twins and 26 of those nursing three)

and another 26 nursing just one

 

so that's 110 months total

post #139 of 335

Hmm.

 

     27 months solo with #1

     21 months tandem #1 and #2

     16 months solo #2

      6 months solo #3

      3 months tandem #3 and #4 

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     73 months so far. The youngest 2 are infants so I have a long way to go.

 

 

 


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Originally Posted by Dwluvspool View Post

Just curious...moms who did 12+ months and/or tandems... I'm assuming you were stay-at-home moms? I found it extremely hard to keep my milk up while working full time. greensad.gif I could only spend so much time pumping. I was proud I stuck with it as long as my body would allow though. It was a major commitment, especially as a working mom. I know a lot of working moms who didn't "bother" with nursing or who did for less than 1 or 2 months because it was "too much hassle".

I have known many women who didn't start because they feared the hassle. I am a nurse, and work long shifts typically, so we didn't get the same nipple confusion, but I have had to pump a quart a day for many of my shifts.

 

I have worked/gone to school part time and full time, 4 hour shifts to 14 hour shifts. Generally I think the longer I nurse the easier it gets. I don't love the pump, and I don't pump for short shifts anymore. I went back to work when they were 8 months, 5 months, 2 months and 1 month.


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post #140 of 335
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Originally Posted by Vienna79 View Post

My wife has nursed our child for 18 months and counting.  She has a full time job, working outside the home 50+ hours a week.  Very committed to pumping and herbal support.  Working moms, it can be done!  


Yes. I worked from the time my oldest was five months old. While I did wean him at 10-11 months, it was because I wanted to start ttc another baby. If I could do it over, we'd have gone a lot longer, especially since I didn't actually manage to have another baby until he was 10, anyway.

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