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post #21 of 335
I feel like any month tandem nursing should = x2. orngbiggrin.gif








But, really, what I wanna say, is each month nursing is a huge gold star of awesomeness. Every day is a challenge, and as nursing moms, you should feel immense pride and success for being able to breastfeed anytime at all. For World Breasfeeding Month - each day is a success. Or a challenge. Or a triumph. Giving yourself to nourish another human being is an immensely hard challenge, to say the least. For something that is often deemed as "natural" and for the best, I commend any woman who is able to breastfeed her baby -- whether it's a day or 400 months. You rock!
post #22 of 335
I hadn't thought about this in awhile. I'm not 100% sure when 2 of mine weaned (it was that gradual!), but I think I'm at 100 months and counting! Wow!

That's 15+32+33+20, and the last will likely go longer than the middle two!
post #23 of 335
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Originally Posted by Dwluvspool View Post

Wow...absolutely stunned by some of these numbers....especially the tandems! I was a full time working mom and was only able to nurse/express to 10 months, then express only (not much, but what I could) until 12 months.
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 loved nursing...while not always easy or convenient, i:joyt was the most maternal loving feeling. joy.gif

That's awesome! I have a big number up there, but a) multiple children; b) they nursed a loooooong time each, and by the end we're talking once every 3 days; and c) I worked 1/2 time the majority of my nursing years, and even some of that was from home. Pumping is a pain, and I think I stopped pumping at work when each was 8-9 months old. Part-time helped with supply and cosleeping helped with supply. 

post #24 of 335

20+22+18 = 60 months........ and a new little one to nurse in November! joy.gif( Including about 10 months tandem. smile.gif Though I don't care for tandem nursing or nursing while pregnant and my new policy is not to. duck.gifI am just not a happy tandem-ing or pregnant nursing mama! orngtongue.gif)
 

post #25 of 335

I think 102 -

DS born in Oct 2001

DS born Nov 2003 tandem

DD born Sept 2006 tandem

I never stopped between any kids and did tandem a lot - so breastfed nonstop from oct 2001 to maybe May 2010 when dd was about 3.5 and ds2 was about 6. 

post #26 of 335
26 months and counting smile.gif
post #27 of 335

87 months in total orngbiggrin.gif  

 

The 'girls' are in retirement now biggrinbounce.gif

post #28 of 335

15+48=63 months

post #29 of 335

84 so far, that's split between 4 kids, one of which will still be breastfeeding awhile. one was just a couple of weeks, one was over a year, one was almost 5 years, this one is 10 months.

post #30 of 335

DD1 = 18 months ( was pg at the time and did n't know it and she self weaned )

DD2 = 35 months ( had to have emergency surgery, and the meds combined w/ a week long hospital stay, combined with a big vertical incision on my stomach didnot equal nursing :(  )

DS1 = 29 months and still going strong!!!

 

equals 82 months and counting! Wow, have never thought about it before!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admin note: to this point=1471 months

post #31 of 335
My oldest nursed 27 months including through a pregnancy and 3 months of tandem. My second is 21 months and I'm pregnant again so...48?
post #32 of 335

40 with DD and so far 5 with DS and counting. So 45 so far.

post #33 of 335

48 + 29 (and still going) = 77 months for two kids

post #34 of 335

77 months and counting  (including 31 months of tandem nursing!!)  

post #35 of 335

Today my DD is 7 months old (wow, when did that happen ?!?) so 7 months so far! I hope to go at least another 2 years with her, we'll see.

post #36 of 335

WOW!! 80 months and still going. jumpers.gif

post #37 of 335

In 16 days, I will have been nursing for 10 years straight, so that's 120 months.  Yowzers.  I'm a SAHM.

 

Kinda funny when I think about what I said when my oldest was a few months old.  "I like nursing & all but I can't wait until I can wear my regular clothes again."  I like dresses & being petite, I can never find nursing dresses I like. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post

I feel like any month tandem nursing should = x2. orngbiggrin.gif
But, really, what I wanna say, is each month nursing is a huge gold star of awesomeness. Every day is a challenge, and as nursing moms, you should feel immense pride and success for being able to breastfeed anytime at all. For World Breasfeeding Month - each day is a success. Or a challenge. Or a triumph. Giving yourself to nourish another human being is an immensely hard challenge, to say the least. For something that is often deemed as "natural" and for the best, I commend any woman who is able to breastfeed her baby -- whether it's a day or 400 months. You rock!

I think nursing can be hard, a challenge, etc. but I don't think it's meant to be.  In my current situation, I'm nursing a three year old who nurses much like he did when he was 6-12 months because of all his food intolerances.  I'm his main source of nutrition. greensad.gif  It's hard.  But, given the situations many of us have, yes, I agree each & every nursing is wonderful.

 

I also admire those who work & pump & anyone who pumps regularly.  I don't think I'd make it far if my body relied on a pump.  

 

Sus

post #38 of 335

10 months, woohoo!

 

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post #39 of 335

DD1 did a CLWean at 2 years old, 7 months. Just upped and did it and never looked back. It was bittersweet.

 

With DD2, she was a micro preemie and I pumped for 10 weeks and then she stopped nursing on me at 14 mos.

 

So 45 months?

post #40 of 335
Dd nursed until three and a half so 42 months.
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