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AdinaL and I are over at the World's Biggest #Breastfeeding Twitter Party 2012 and thought it would be cool to find out how many months of breastfeeding we have done as a community! We'll run the thread through World Breastfeeding Week which ends Aug 7th and then count up the total number of months everyone reports and shout out the total!

 

I'll start with mine. :)

 

6 + 24 + 22 + 26 + 22 + 22 + 24 = 146 months heartbeat.gif


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Me so far with one kiddo 47 ish months. 

 

Hoping for at least that long with the newb. :)


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Mine was 28+28= 56 (inc 6 months of tandem!)


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40 months and going strong.

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I have been nursing for 49 months straight. Dd1 nursed for 39 months and so far dd2 is on 23 months.... 11 months tandem.

We will see if dd2 continues and tandem nurses when baby #3 arrives in Feb.

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136ish I think...my son just turned 12 and I had about 4 months between #2 and #3 and about 5 months between #5 and #6 ,who is 3 weeks old, when I wasn't. I was tandeming a good deal of that time.


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26 and counting :-) And if she doesn't self-wean in the next 3 months I'll be tandem feeding too :-)

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19+26+18 and counting = 63 and counting!
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I've been breastfeeding non-stop since Nov of '06. So...ummm...12x6=72, -4 = 68. I'm going with 68 months (and counting).

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17 + almost 30 = almost 47 months smile.gif
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61 months, if I'm doing the math right. That includes tandem nursing for a year.

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Two kids, 63 months, still nursing:)
 

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16 + 28 = 44

Probably would have breastfed DD more than 16 months, but I didn't know that taking gobs of Sudafed (bad sinus problems) would tank my milk supply. greensad.gif

Would have gone longer with DS if I hadn't had to stop so I could take some needed medications.

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Roughly 100 I guess.

 

No wait... some was tandem, so it must be more like 92.


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61 and counting, including 12 months tandem.


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109 and counting!fly-by-nursing1.gif

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Wow...absolutely stunned by some of these numbers....especially the tandems! I was a full time working mom and was only able to nurse/express to 10 months, then express only (not much, but what I could) until 12 months.

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 loved nursing...while not always easy or convenient, i:joyt was the most maternal loving feeling. joy.gif
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I feel like any month tandem nursing should = x2. orngbiggrin.gif








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!

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I hadn't thought about this in awhile. I'm not 100% sure when 2 of mine weaned (it was that gradual!), but I think I'm at 100 months and counting! Wow!

That's 15+32+33+20, and the last will likely go longer than the middle two!

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Wow...absolutely stunned by some of these numbers....especially the tandems! I was a full time working mom and was only able to nurse/express to 10 months, then express only (not much, but what I could) until 12 months.
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 loved nursing...while not always easy or convenient, i:joyt was the most maternal loving feeling. joy.gif

That's awesome! I have a big number up there, but a) multiple children; b) they nursed a loooooong time each, and by the end we're talking once every 3 days; and c) I worked 1/2 time the majority of my nursing years, and even some of that was from home. Pumping is a pain, and I think I stopped pumping at work when each was 8-9 months old. Part-time helped with supply and cosleeping helped with supply. 


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20+22+18 = 60 months........ and a new little one to nurse in November! joy.gif( Including about 10 months tandem. smile.gif Though I don't care for tandem nursing or nursing while pregnant and my new policy is not to. duck.gifI am just not a happy tandem-ing or pregnant nursing mama! orngtongue.gif)
 


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I think 102 -

DS born in Oct 2001

DS born Nov 2003 tandem

DD born Sept 2006 tandem

I never stopped between any kids and did tandem a lot - so breastfed nonstop from oct 2001 to maybe May 2010 when dd was about 3.5 and ds2 was about 6. 

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26 months and counting smile.gif
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87 months in total orngbiggrin.gif  

 

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15+48=63 months

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84 so far, that's split between 4 kids, one of which will still be breastfeeding awhile. one was just a couple of weeks, one was over a year, one was almost 5 years, this one is 10 months.


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DD1 = 18 months ( was pg at the time and did n't know it and she self weaned )

DD2 = 35 months ( had to have emergency surgery, and the meds combined w/ a week long hospital stay, combined with a big vertical incision on my stomach didnot equal nursing :(  )

DS1 = 29 months and still going strong!!!

 

equals 82 months and counting! Wow, have never thought about it before!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admin note: to this point=1471 months


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