2 kids equals 91 months! with only one month off:)
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. 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.
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!
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!
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.
Shayla ~ Crunch-tastic UC mama of 3 nature kids and a moon baby
39 mons with DS and 2.5 mons so far with DD so 41.5 and counting :)
Scarlett , DH Boris , DS 1/29/08 Julian DD2 6/7/12 missing our DD 1/06/06 Sonja and MC @ 9 wks 11/18/06 Satchel
33 months (and still counting) with dd
13 months with ds
"This is the sickest species the world has ever known."
Dr.John Bergman, speaking about the human species.
16 month with DD1 (she self-weaned due to me being pregnant again)
4 month with DD2
total: 20 month and still counting. I hope I can keep it up longer this time although we are planning on having more babies.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Let's see... 30+23+29 and counting so 82+?
Oh, wait, uhhhhh, about 12 months of that was tandem.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
I started in May of 2003. It's now Sept of 2012. So, that's 9 years plus 4 months - 112 months total
112 months consecutive
with 61 months of that tandeming.
*If I get to count the overlaps, then that would be 173 months, but I understand realistically, I've been nursing *only* 112 months since May 2003.
....And counting. But I'm on my third and last child. (ODS weaned a month shy of 5 years. DD weaned a week shy of 6 years. YDS is 3.5 years).