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post #261 of 335

DS1 42 months, DS2 47 months & still going.  So...89 months so far!  Wow!

post #262 of 335
DS(26mo)+DD(20mo)+DD(20mo.....and counting)=66mo
post #263 of 335

14 years straight..I had my babies every two years and didn't stop nursing during pregnancies and I just weaned my last babe at 2 1/2 years of age.
 

post #264 of 335
2 kids @ 60 months each = 120 months or 10 years.orngbiggrin.gif
post #265 of 335

120 months - some of them overlapping when I was tandem nursing. Wow - that was 10 years!

post #266 of 335
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I thought I was done with my last girl as I think we may have thrush, or I am just having a hard time healing from a pretty good bite--but when I added up the months I am at 64 after four kids and it doesn't seem like such a long time reading some of the past posts. This is the the kind of post I needed to struggle through, thank you mamas!

 

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Baby 4 12 months and counting, but was seriously considering quitting just now

Sounds like you are in need of some ongoing support.  If you need help finding some, please PM me.  No mother was meant to struggle through nursing all on her own.  grouphug.gif

 

Sus

post #267 of 335

10.5 + 36 + 42 = 88.5 :)

post #268 of 335

non-stop since July 2004

post #269 of 335

I just saw this, but thought I might add to the tally:

 

113 months! 

post #270 of 335

7 months with #1 (thyroid problem, relationship break-up and visitation arrangements and totally unsupportive medical care all contributed)

26 months with #2 (my milk is gone completely this pregnancy, and no colostrum until later for me usually, so she's lost interest...)

 

So 33 months so far for me, but of course i don't know how long #3 will keep at it ;D

post #271 of 335

2 kids equals 91 months! with only one month off:)


Edited by kindacrunchy - 8/29/12 at 11:29am
post #272 of 335

144 months ... 2 months tandem. i am so happy to see all the extended breastfeeding!

post #273 of 335

Amazing numbers. May this be all of the US one fine day soon!! 

post #274 of 335

When do we get to hear the tally?

post #275 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

I nursed 38 months with my dd, then she picked it back up again when her db was born, tandem nursed for 6 months, then ds for another 42 months. Second ds again nursed for a total of 48 months, first 11 exclusively. I returned to work when my dd was 8 weeks old, but Mary Rose Tully had told me to start pumping immediately 4x a day when I knew I would always be off work. I would pump, nurse, and pump again. She was right, my body learned to make lots of milk and I ended up donating 4 coolers worth to UNM milk bank (it was still open at the time.) Was working as a doula when my second was born, so no regular hours, but I had picked 8pm as a good time to pump. Worked great, until I had a birth I attended from 9pm to 10pm the following night. =(

But that was the only birth things didn't work well for. With my 3rd, we were living on a farm so I baby wore and he nursed whenever he wanted. Attended 2 hospital births, but had agreement he could be brought to hospital to nurse. So I was really blessed and didn't have to pump once with him!

post #276 of 335
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Originally Posted by sarafi View Post

Amazing. For the record I think those who pump exclusively should be able to multiply by at least two, I can't imagine. There should be some agreed upon multiplier for all you other moms who tandem or pump part time. Hat's off to you all.

 

I thought I was done with my last girl as I think we may have thrush, or I am just having a hard time healing from a pretty good bite--but when I added up the months I am at 64 after four kids and it doesn't seem like such a long time reading some of the past posts. This is the the kind of post I needed to struggle through, thank you mamas!

 

Baby 1 12 months (needed a breast biopsy-it was benign)

Baby 2 15 months Failure to thrive because he was allergic to all milk, and I got absolutely no support on that one

Baby 3 26 months Nursing caused the bleeding I was having while pregnant to be much, much worse

Baby 4 12 months and counting, but was seriously considering quitting just now

If you have any more problems PM Sus or me, suffering is not a healthy part of BF. For FTT contact ALCAT labs in FL. Excellent tool to identify allergies and reverse FTT by removing allergens in your diet, much faster than elimination diets. Also use ALCAT if you or your kids have asthma, eczema, allergies, ADD/HD or autism, as all of these have been shown to be improved to some degree with dietary changes. Good luck, and hang in there. You have met or exceeded the minimum recommended time to nurse with all of your kids, so give yourself a pat on the back. You are the best mom you can possibly be!

post #277 of 335

This is just so amazing. We're going to keep the thread up for a bit longer because it just rocks so much.

post #278 of 335

46 straight months and counting.

post #279 of 335

63 and still going! 2 kids with an 8 month pause in nursing while i was pregnant with #2

post #280 of 335

128-ish.  That's with three kiddos nursing 3+ years, and the current nursling being almost 15 months old.  I anticipate a total of 156 months by the end of nursing this one, but then no more because DH is getting the snip next month. thumb.gif
 

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