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#301 of 348 Old 10-21-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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72 + 54 + 35 = 161 months

 

That would be over 13 years but I nursed 2 of them together for some of the years so it was only over 10 years.


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15 for me and still going strong! love.gif


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27+36+48 = 111  fly-by-nursing1.gif


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67.5-ish

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I am at 92 months and still nursing 2 so I'm adding to that number. smile.gif

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58 months total and still nursing a 2 month old...


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At 12 months, 11 days and counting!

I didn't think it was odd until I overheard someone say that a mutual friend was "crazy" for nursing after introducing solids.

My husband reminds me that god designed mothers to know their babies best, and that when eve was in the garden she didn't have 20 moms on Facebook telling her what to do. So I go with my gut smile.gif
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36+35=71 months for me.

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114months, give or take week, for me! . I've been nursing for 9 1/2 of the last 13 years and have another little one on the way ;)


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Cari, it looks like there's a similar age gap between your four and my two! I actually wasn't able to get pregnant with dd2 until dd1 had reached the point where she was occasionally going for really long stretches, like an occastional 48-hour stretch, without wanting to nurse. So my girls are almost five years apart.


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My son was born Dec '05. Adopted daughter Aug '08 and tandem nursed for over two years. Still nursing my daughter though I stopped taking the domperidone about 2 years ago so I haven't lactated in a couple years.

 

So, total baby/toddler/preschooler at breast 87 months. Though baby one nursed 60 months and baby two is at 55 months.

 

So I'm either 87 or 115 months depending on how you do the math.


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We're now closing in on 25 months, 2 of those tandem with my 2 yo and 2 mo babies smile.gif I wasn't sure that my DD would nurse to 2 yo but I'm so glad she still loves nursing as much as I do!

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33+22 (and still going!)=55 months!
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So far 22+27+24+2 (so far, I'll update again in August, by then it should be 5) = 75 and counting ;-)

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Cathlin, so glad you are listening to your instincts...and not FB! (Although there are numerous sites that do promote longer BF!)  I just went back over this site and my passion was rejuvenated! I have been supporting lactation for almost 20 years now, and recently moved back to NM. While northern Whatcom County is populated with homebirthers and breastfeeders, NM seems to have moved backwards in the decade I was gone. But once again I hope, because at the CYFD office this morning helping to line up daycare, I had a 3 year old tell me she wasn't ready to lose her "milk teeth". We were reading a story about the "Mystery of the lost tooth" and she told me all mammals have milk teeth and they fall out when you aren't supposed to drink milk anymore. Had to share it on this page, from the mouths of babes!  (Yes, her mom was still nursing. She told me when the kittens started losing their milk teeth their house had the conversation, and her DS asked if he would lose his teeth when it was time to give up mommy's milk. She realized that's probably when folks used to wean, and said "Sure will!")eat.gif

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6 months and still going strong (first child, six months old)
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1st babe = 24 months

2nd babe = a couple weeks shy of 48 months and still going

3rd babe = 30 months and counting

4th babe = 10 months

 

a total of 72 months, 20 months of which were tandem nursing, and the last 10 months were triandem nursing. it's no wonder I refer to them are working girls lol

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fyrwmn: clap.gifTriandem nursing!  bow.gif bfinfant.gifbftoddler.gifbfolderchild.gif thumb.gifflowersforyou.gifbow2.gif


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6.5 years (4.5 years tandem, 8 months triandem
....would be triandeming again but had emergency surgery last year and DS and DD2 stopped nursing after I was unable to for 2 weeks greensad.gif. Stilll sad about it...)

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Thirteen months (as of today!) and still going.

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DD is my first and 7 mo so 7months so far. Working full time but from home a few days so I keep supply up by feeding on days I work from home, 2sessions of pumping at work,night feeding, co sleeping etc!
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6.5 years (4.5 years tandem, 8 months triandem

 

 

To all the triandem breastfeeders:  clap.gifthumb.gif flowersforyou.gif bow2.gif bow.gif


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6 months and still going strong (first child, six months old)

 

Congrats!  Keep it up!  clap.gifthumb.gif

 

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1st babe = 24 months

2nd babe = a couple weeks shy of 48 months and still going

3rd babe = 30 months and counting

4th babe = 10 months

 

a total of 72 months, 20 months of which were tandem nursing, and the last 10 months were triandem nursing. it's no wonder I refer to them are working girls lol

 

bow2.gifclap.gif I had a hard time w/ tandem nursing.  Bravo for it all!!!  thumbsup.gif

 

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6.5 years (4.5 years tandem, 8 months triandem
....would be triandeming again but had emergency surgery last year and DS and DD2 stopped nursing after I was unable to for 2 weeks greensad.gif. Stilll sad about it...)

 

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Thirteen months (as of today!) and still going.

 

Wow - you've made it past a year!  Keep up the good work, mama!  And, happy belated birthday to the babe!!!  flowersforyou.gif

 

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DD is my first and 7 mo so 7months so far. Working full time but from home a few days so I keep supply up by feeding on days I work from home, 2sessions of pumping at work,night feeding, co sleeping etc!

bow.gifflowersforyou.gif Pumping, working, caring for babe...I'm in awe.  Never could have nursed as long, I don't think, had I had to pump & work.  Keep it up!  

 

Best wishes,

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PS - all the things I say in my head that I rarely post...just posted orngbiggrin.gif


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Love this thread!

 

DS1- 7 months

DS2- 29 months and counting

DS3- 6 months and counting

 

42 months total (including 6 months of tandem nursing).

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 Pumping, working, caring for babe...I'm in awe.  Never could have nursed as long, I don't think, had I had to pump & work.  Keep it up!  

Best wishes,
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PS - all the things I say in my head that I rarely post...just posted orngbiggrin.gif

Thanks for the support! I won't lie and say there have not been days when I have not felt at wits end or when my productivity at work was zero!
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5 months with DS1 and DS2 is now three years and some change...keep on tickin'! 


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Well . . . I breastfed for 15 years straight (with a 2 week break at the end of my 3rd pregnancy), 3 years tandem.  My #3 nursed a lot in her 8th year, but not every day.  Btw, I never set out to do that!!!

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Yes, big congrats and thumb.gif and hug.gif and clap.gifto ALL the mamas on this thread.  I was just blown away by the triandem thing.  It's my first encounter with it (other than with multiple births).  I can't even imagine caring for 3 breastfeeding kiddos at once.

 

EVERYONE on this thread ROCKS!


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47 months and still going with #1.  Love this thread, was starting to think I was the only one out there nursing an almost 4 yr old, was getting ready for my Time magazine cover :)  Went back to grad school when he was 3 months old part time and full time at 6 months.  At school all day then nursing all night- could never night wean- he would scream bloody murder for hours so I got more sleep with him latched on, if you can call that sleep haha!  Helps to have a supportive family- my mom plowed the way - BF my sisters and I for 3 yrs each, tandem with my big sister and I for a few months.  No one flinches at the sight of nip in our family any more :)

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