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#271 of 348 Old 08-13-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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2 kids equals 91 months! with only one month off:)

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


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

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When do we get to hear the tally?


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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!

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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!

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

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46 straight months and counting.

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


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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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141 months.


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39 mons with DS and 2.5 mons so far with DD so 41.5 and counting :)


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33 months (and still counting) with dd

13 months with ds

46 total.


 
 
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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.
 


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kiddo #1 54 months
kiddo #2 52 months, but about 3 mths of that was tandeming.
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Let's see... 30+23+29 and counting so 82+?

 

Oh, wait, uhhhhh, about 12 months of that was tandem.


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2 kids-- 53 months and 4 days continuously 

Including nursing through 42 weeks of pregnancy and 16 months and 7 days tandem!

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32 months (22 DS and still going with 10 mo old DD)

 

Basically since August 2009 with a few month break between kiddos

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13!!! Going strong!
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66 months, and expecting a new nursling any day now. luxlove.gif


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75 months total (3 babies, not at same time), working full time.
 


 
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38+37=75 so far (but two of those months overlapped)

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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).

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13 months


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149 + 46 + 48 + 30 + 3 (so far) = 176

 

But that's including three years of tandem nursing.


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Our total tally based on the posts to this thread - 16235.7 months which is equal to 1352 years of breastfeeding! joy.gif


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Wow that's incredible!! I'm thrilled to be part of it
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Oh, wow, what an incredible number. 

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