14 1/2 months and going strong! Hope to make it to at least 3 yrs with him.He's my only one so far.
Married to my favorite backwoodsman since 2010, DS1 in 5/11 and expecting #2 in 7/13...Crazy about
22 months with DS, 23 months with DD1 And six months and around the clock withDD2.
51 months and going strong..
I was already 3-4 months pregnant when they weaned each time I may just have to keep having babies LOL
my first experience breastfeeding, and although challenging I had fabulous support! ;-)
Mom to Bouncy Breastfed DD Loving Woman to DH, RIP DS Born at 22 weeks
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".
Yes, I think most of us were stay at home moms, or maybe some from other countries where they have paid maternity leave, but I also think once you get to nursing a toddler, it's usually easier to keep going than to wean. And it doesn't necessarily matter if you have a whole lot of milk either. I've known working moms who didn't have to pump a lot, and once you get to the point where your child is older, they may be fine with the length of a work shift and will make up for it when you're home.
30 months plus
54 months (tandem with the twins and 26 of those nursing three)
and another 26 nursing just one
so that's 110 months total
Blessed partner to a great guy, and mama to 4 amazing kids. Unfortunate target of an irrationally angry IRL stalker.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha
27 months solo with #1
21 months tandem #1 and #2
16 months solo #2
6 months solo #3
3 months tandem #3 and #4
73 months so far. The youngest 2 are infants so I have a long way to go.
I have known many women who didn't start because they feared the hassle. I am a nurse, and work long shifts typically, so we didn't get the same nipple confusion, but I have had to pump a quart a day for many of my shifts.
I have worked/gone to school part time and full time, 4 hour shifts to 14 hour shifts. Generally I think the longer I nurse the easier it gets. I don't love the pump, and I don't pump for short shifts anymore. I went back to work when they were 8 months, 5 months, 2 months and 1 month.
Yes. I worked from the time my oldest was five months old. While I did wean him at 10-11 months, it was because I wanted to start ttc another baby. If I could do it over, we'd have gone a lot longer, especially since I didn't actually manage to have another baby until he was 10, anyway.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
I am pretty impressed with myself that I am still bf'ing my 19 month old, but jeez... Seems kind of pointless to brag about it on this thread .
Vegetarian, breastfeeding, cloth diapering and EC'ing mama to my bare-foot, TV-free, free-range toddler and loving it!!!
19 + 30 + 28 = 77 months
before having my first child, i was hoping to manage "at least 4 months" since it had just become compulsory, where i live, for companies to write on powdered milk tins that breasfeeding is best for the first 4 months of life ... am so glad I managed as much , met LLL people, learned and enjoyed so much about breasfeeding.
only drawback = i thought i was protected against breast cancer because of my extended breasfeeding
so i did feel a bit let down when i was diagnosed ...
I've got 43+19 = 62 and counting.
I'm starting to feel a little long in the tooth with DD, but don't really know how I would like to push the weaning a little bit, so continue we do until I figure that one out.
I've been tandem nursing dd and ds for the past 19 months, and am hoping to get pregnant at some point in the next few months. No idea what that will do to breastfeeding relationships, but my supply tanks pretty much right away. DD is *committed*, so pregnancy didn't stop her, but I wonder about ds. We'll see, I guess. I hope!
For greater things are yet to come...
59 and counting! (22 of them have been tandem nursing months...and counting)
Mama to Nell (11/15/06) and Maggie (10/9/10) . AFTER 2.5 YEARS, I AM AN AUNTIE!!! HOORAY TEAR78 and welcome Anika and Brand New Baby Boy!!!! Circumcision: the more you know, the worse it is; please leave the decision up to your son!
Best wishes on your treatment.