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#331 of 348 Old 05-25-2013, 01:45 AM
 
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23 months + 48 months as of May 19th and still going = 71 so far
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14 + 12 + 24 + 24 + 9 = 83 and still going  . . . My oldest self weaned, the others weaned when the next pregnancy dried up the milk.
 

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Two kids and 67 months! I also tandem nursed for 12 of those months, until my oldest was four! Loved it, but am glad the girls are in retirement.
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53 months straight (the last 24 months have been tandem nursing). :)

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Dd1 - 44 months
Dd2 - 40 months
Ds1 - 26 months (still nursing)
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110 months total

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Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after his 4th birthday, so I guess I can now update my post to say 50 months, and since DS is likely to be my one and only, that will be it for me. It is bittersweet. I'm proud of having nursed him for as long as he needed, in spite of the difficulty of pumping at work and, during one difficult summer, finding bathrooms at the research library I was using to sit and pump in. I'm in some ways pleased to have my body back (though in a slightly different shape than it used to be!), but I'm also a little sorry that this special time is over, that I am no longer the one person who can offer him the thing he most wants and that comforts him and helps him to sleep. And since it seems unlikely that I'll have another child, I'm a little sad that my time as a nursing mom is over. And part of me wonders if I had weaned earlier, would DS now have a younger sibling that I'd be nursing? But that was always a crap shoot. I might have weaned and still not gotten pregnant. I gambled on giving the little one I had all the nursing he wanted rather than weaning him and hoping to get pregnant again. (Given my age and other issues, that might not have happened anyway). So overall, I'm proud of having nursed my son for as long as he needed and wanted it, and I have happy memories of being a nursing mom, but I'm both proud and sad that he is growing up.

Wow, that was a longer post than I intended, but then my nursing relationship turned out to be longer than I intended, so I guess it makes sense. When I was pregnant with DS I knew I would nurse him, but never set a certain time. I thought that I would try to nurse him for as long as he needed it -- when I thought about it at all I figured that would be a year or two -- well, I accomplished my goal of nursing for as long as he needed it.
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31+9, so 40 months total and still going!!

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I posted on this thread years ago, but a little surprise has come into our lives. :-). So, 67 for my first two combined, some of that tandem nursing + 4 for my new babe! 71 months is almost six years. And I will likely make it to seven total years of nursing. Such a sweet time.
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83 months and counting. Hoping to tack on another 5 months. This is between 3 kids.
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Wow!

Only 16+ months over here
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132 total, 1/4 of my life, come to think of it! I'm probably done though, unless a surprise comes our way.
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8 :-(
+15:-) and still going
=23

So thankful for the good support we had so I never had the slippery slope of supplementing the second babe.
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102 months and may have to resume after six months or so.
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my sister, 24 months+ still running
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Seventy-six months, that is, six years, four months.

I breastfed tandem for six months.

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Three kids, younger two were tandem nursed for some of the time - total 126 months.
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My answer from two years ago was 136. I can add 24 more months to that now, so 160 total so far and due to have another nursling any day now.
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66 months total, 3 kids. Another little one on the way any day to bring that total up at least into the 80's!

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