Single, student mama to 3 boys
48 + 29 (and still going) = 77 months for two kids
Today my DD is 7 months old (wow, when did that happen ?!?) so 7 months so far! I hope to go at least another 2 years with her, we'll see.
A'ing, ,,, Momma to one DD 1/1/12 . Trying to and hoping for a next time!
In 16 days, I will have been nursing for 10 years straight, so that's 120 months. Yowzers. I'm a SAHM.
Kinda funny when I think about what I said when my oldest was a few months old. "I like nursing & all but I can't wait until I can wear my regular clothes again." I like dresses & being petite, I can never find nursing dresses I like.
I feel like any month tandem nursing should = x2.
But, really, what I wanna say, is each month nursing is a huge gold star of awesomeness. Every day is a challenge, and as nursing moms, you should feel immense pride and success for being able to breastfeed anytime at all. For World Breasfeeding Month - each day is a success. Or a challenge. Or a triumph. Giving yourself to nourish another human being is an immensely hard challenge, to say the least. For something that is often deemed as "natural" and for the best, I commend any woman who is able to breastfeed her baby -- whether it's a day or 400 months. You rock!
I think nursing can be hard, a challenge, etc. but I don't think it's meant to be. In my current situation, I'm nursing a three year old who nurses much like he did when he was 6-12 months because of all his food intolerances. I'm his main source of nutrition. It's hard. But, given the situations many of us have, yes, I agree each & every nursing is wonderful.
I also admire those who work & pump & anyone who pumps regularly. I don't think I'd make it far if my body relied on a pump.
DD1 did a CLWean at 2 years old, 7 months. Just upped and did it and never looked back. It was bittersweet.
With DD2, she was a micro preemie and I pumped for 10 weeks and then she stopped nursing on me at 14 mos.
So 45 months?
DS nursed for approximately 49 months (he gradually tapered off and stopped about a month after he turned 4). DD is still going strong at 18 months, but I'll surprised if she goes as long since she's not as much of a comfort nurser as DS was (he wanted to nurse every time he got a little bit upset).
So that makes 67 months and counting.
I'm thankful that I haven't had to work for pay during this time. I did go on some overnight and multi day trips when DS was nursing, and pumped during that time until he was about 2. After that I found I could go up to three days without nursing or pumping and be fine. DD has never accepted pumped milk and has so far refused any milk except mine, so I haven't pumped for her in a long time and haven't left her overnight.
My kids were six years apart, so I never tandem nursed. I have nothing but admiration for those who tandem nurse and those who manage to nurse for more than a few months while working outside the home.
Happy transplanted resident of the "not so deep" South. Married to a great man for 9 years and counting. Mom to two wonderful gifts from God: DS (8) always moving, atypically thinking, ballet dancing boy and long-awaited DD (2) cuddly, curious, fearless, book loving girl.
I breastfed my two children for 54 months each, but it only came to a total of 91 months because they overlapped.
-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a , who each self-weaned at 4.5 years , who both 'd, who were both, and both: . Also, , and !
Let's see...I breastfed for almost exactly 10 years, so 120 months, and 7 of those years were tandem, so that's 84 more, and 1-1/2 was nursing three, so that's 18 more.
120 +84+18 = 222 months!
Wait, did I do that wrong? 10 years = 120 months of lactating. Not sure if we're supposed to double-count the tandem/triandem months or not!
- single homeschooling mom to 16, 15, 12, and 10
I nursed my DD for 19 months. We wouldn't have weaned when we did, but for us I needed to in order to get pregnant again :-( So I'll nurse this one that I'm carrying now until they self wean!!
dwluvspool - I work full time. I was lucky in that I never had a supply issue. I donated THOUSANDS of ounces of breastmilk through 2 local moms - 1 of which I fed her baby for almost a year along with my own, and some excess that went to a third baby. I stopped pumping at 12 months and my supply remained great.
Me: 34, DH: 36, DD born 7/25/10 After 4 years of trying and failed IVF treatments (missing my angels). IVF/ICSI worked this time! DS born 1/8/13!
Bolding mine. I remember dh's aunt talking to me when dd (almost 10 yo) was very little, about how long her father nursed for (gasp - 3 years!). She said, "but you wouldn't want to do that." I should give her a call & tell her I never stopped LOL.
So far 17 with DD1 who is still nursing, next baby due in January will add to that!
Seems so short compared to some mamas, even though we're definitely not finished yet!
, , , Mama to DD1 (3/2011) and with baby #2 due 1/2013, planning for
16 months and counting!
I will let DD self wean, so we will see how long she goes!
I have to say I'm very proud of myself, its a huge commitment and no one in my family has BF for more than a couple months so not much support from friends and family... just friends and family on MDC
Just wanted to give myself a pat on the back and toot my own horn! But I'm tooting that same horn for everyone else on here that has BF for even one day, especially those 10+ year mamas! AMAZING!
So, TOOT TOOT!!