|View Poll Results: did your mama nurse you?|
|no. i never got the booby.||666||33.23%|
|yes. i got the mama milky for 1 day-3 months||386||19.26%|
|yes. i got the mama milky for 4-6 months||222||11.08%|
|yes. i got the mama milky for 7-9 months||185||9.23%|
|yes. i got the mama milky for 10-12 months||211||10.53%|
|YES. i was a lucky lucky baby. i got the mama milky for more than 1 year.||334||16.67%|
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She nursed my brother (1970) for close to 3 years. My dad was the first father in the delivery room EVER at that hospital, and my mom had a lamaze birth, no drugs. She didn't know how to nurse and none of the nurses did either but she had read the Womanly Art and my brother went without bottle, sugar water or pacifier for 3 days! Thank goodness my mom is a beeee--atch or she would've been forced to give him a bottle (and imagine staying in the hospital 3 days for a natural delivery in this day and age, anyways!) Finally a new nurse came on shift who had breastfed and got them started--whew!
She nursed me (1978) for 3+ years after another natural birth. Go mom!
The only thing she doesn't "get" is tandem. My brother and I are obviously far apart, and I have an 18 mo and am 28 weeks pregnant and she definitely has no concept of my nursing aversions and physical discomfort She's all like, it's no big deal, just nurse 'em both! And I'm like, yeah, this sucks (for now, I fully intend to tandem, it's just hard sometimes. . .)
My brother was born in 1982. She nursed him till 6 months and cried when they told her she "had to" wean him then. I feel for her because she really didn't know nursing beyond 6 months was an option.
She's very supportive of my extending nursing. I think if she had had any exposure to someone nursing past 6 months, she probably would have gone longer. She still talks about how she cried when she had to wean him. I can't even imagine.
"Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été."
In 1976, Dh was on formula and solids at about 6 weeks! It was the dr's advice b/c he was huge (now he's 6'7"). But younger bil nursed for 8 mos in 1979.
and my man . Momma to ds1 (11-'04) , ds2 (8-'08) , dd (3-'12) , and Mr Blue, Chiyo, and Fireball, our 3 .
My own kids, for the record, drank breastmilk. DD nursed for a few months and then decided she preferred bottles (of breastmilk); DS always preferred straight from the tap.
I probably got about a week's worth. My brother got none.
My son is 2.5 and still going strong. I'd like him to wean by 3, but am open to nursing for another year. We'll see how it goes.
Me--1981 (5 yrs)
My lil sis nursed 3 yrs, my lil bro 5. My sister and I tandem nursed.
My son is 28m and still nursing with another lo on the way!
My mother is a LLL leader.
My DD is almost 16 months and still loves the nursies!!!!
DS (03/10) & DD (06/07) both were/are :
and talking with her now she feels if she had some more support she would have probably nursed us all longer- she was never nursed (she were fed condensed milk & corn syrup!!!!) and said it was her MIL (1st generation italian) who was a the biggest help as my grandmother had nursed all 5 of her babies....
as for me, I am still nursing my babe, 15 months strong! yeah! :
She did not nurse me or my brother (born 8 years later) because my father begged her not to.
She is now a breast cancer survivor who has emphysema due to too much radiation (not helped by the history of smoking either but the majority of the damage is where the radiation was done).
One of these days I mean to ask my dad about this. He's been supportive of my nursing both my children (as if he'd have a choice- LOL).
My MIL did not nurse my husband at all (1980), nursed his younger brother (1984) for 4 months until he "intentionally bit her"
I was a preemie and spent 8 weeks in the NICU. When I was finally able to go home my Mom relactated (I was not breastfed in the hospital) and nursed me until her milk supply gave out 4 months later. Given the situation I was lucky to get any breastmilk at all.
Both of my boys have had 9 months of breastmilk. All the women in my family have legitimate supply issues, I'd love to nurse my children for 2 years but it hasn't been possible for me. Maybe this time I'll have better luck.
I believe i heard that I was breastfed (i've never confirmed that with my mother), but I dunno how LONG i was breastfed.
But we were cloth diapered.
My DD has the same reaction to dosposables as my sister had. Mom was the one who picked up on it.
My ds 1 was pumped for 6 mos
My ds 2 was pumped and Breastfeed.
My dd ebf till 12 mos. then given pumped when I went to work.
Still nursing at 27 mos!
Our son, on the other hand, has never had a drop of formula and is 6 months old. He's the first baby I've met that has been EBF.. sad, huh?
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1.5 years of that was tandem nursing with my lil brother who is 2 years younger than me.
I was born in 1979 FWIW.
Everyone in my maternal family has always breastfed.
My younger brother, born in 1981, was nursing for about 16 months.
I strongly attribute my desire to breastfeeding and knowledge of it's benefits and normalcy to my mother.
In fact, if it wasn't for her helping me in the beginning, I may have given up!
She was the first woman in like 3 generations to breastfeed in our family. And the ONLY one of her generation to do it. I have several cousins with children and I'm the only one to breastfeed past 6 months. Some haven't even tried it at all.
I'm hoping my DD will take after me. She's 16.5 and showing no sign of slowing down on her nursing.
R~Mama to my sweet A 7//07 & bubbly Z 3/12
AND due 9/13
Used to be stay at home parent to our two lovely girls, survived nursing school with family intact, about to graduate and looking for a job! I low-supply nursed my bio daughter for 3 years.
Catie - Happy wife to Aaron (01.05), mama to Liam(08.08), and Ian (11.10)! and due Feb 2013 with blessing #3!