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#121 of 348 Old 08-02-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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12 + 11(...) = 23 months plus


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Four kids for a total of 149 months. Egads. A lifetime total of 12.4 years.

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14+16+24+22 (tandem) = 76+


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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.


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18 months with the second and 14 months with the first so 32 months total.


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My wife has nursed our child for 18 months and counting.  She has a full time job, working outside the home 50+ hours a week.  Very committed to pumping and herbal support.  Working moms, it can be done!  

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21+14=33 and counting!!!

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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

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54 mos with DD and 29 mos (and counting) with DS, but with a 6 mos overlap tandem nursing. So, 77 mos in all. I only know 1 woman IRL who nursed past 2 yrs, so this thread is so encouraging to me.

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DD Premie #2 for 36 months!
my first experience breastfeeding, and although challenging I had fabulous support! ;-)

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7 months and counting! do not plan on stopping any time soon.

 

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69 months, give or take.  Some of the months weren't really full breastfeeding, obviously, but my children were still nursing on a daily basis for this amount of time, however.

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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".

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.

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Well, I had twins so here goes:

 

20+13+30(x2)+43 = 106

 

DS2 self weaned at 13 months, he simply was not into nursing.

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I'm a retired mama (59).  I was bf'ing or pregnant or both for 11 years.  44+54+45=143 months.  A couple of years of this was tandem.  I was never preg and tandem, though!!!!!

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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


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Hmm.

 

     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 

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     73 months so far. The youngest 2 are infants so I have a long way to go.

 

 

 


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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 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.


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My wife has nursed our child for 18 months and counting.  She has a full time job, working outside the home 50+ hours a week.  Very committed to pumping and herbal support.  Working moms, it can be done!  


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.


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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 redface.gif.

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156 months (three kids), 42 of those months were tandem. Yikes.
 

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56 months, 41 of those have been tandem (twins). We're now weaning, so the final count will probably be 57!
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24 + 12 months and counting = 36 months = 3 years

 

And before I nursed my dd the thought of nursing didn't even occur to me.  I'm so glad it was assumed by the midwife and hospital staff.

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DS1: 28 months

DS 2: is 5 months old...will probably nurse longer then DS1

 

so 33 months so far.....getting close to 3 years!clap.gif

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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  ...
 

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33 + 26 = 59  #3 is due in October.  I am so excited to add to the number. 


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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!


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59 and counting!  (22 of them have been tandem nursing months...and counting)


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only drawback = i thought i was protected against breast cancer because of my extended breastfeeding

so i did feel a bit let down when i was diagnosed  ...

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