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#1 of 149 Old 10-30-2009, 01:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I thought this would be fun (spin-off idea from another thread).
For those of us who have done CLW, who have nursed consecutive children straight through, or tandem-nursed....
How many consecutives years plus months have you been breastfeeding?

I've done 8 yrs, 2 months straight now
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We're at 3 years, 5months. Tandom for 8months.

Nothing like 8, but we're getting there

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Only 1 kid, 4 years and 2 months so far.

I have a cousin who has been nursing something like 10 years straight (spread among 4 kids I think - it's a second cousin and I've only met her maybe twice in my life, lol).
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ds1 weaned a year ago and twin ds's are 2y2m and still going strong

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My youngest just weaned due to colostrum (she says it's icky ) but I had nursed for 3 years, 6.5 months when she weaned, and of course I'll be picking back up as soon as this baby is born (and hopefully DD will unwean too )

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On Monday it will be 5 years and 2 months. 39 months of that has been tandem nursing and about 4-5 of those months (don't remember exactly how many) was triandem nursing.

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Coming up on five, with 18 months tandem.
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You guys are all doing do great! This thread is inspirational for me; thank you. :-) I've got one dd and we're at 3 years, 10 months now. We love noo-noo time. She says, "I need noo-noo toime!" like she's from NYC. :-p

 
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8 years, 5 months!
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7.5 years with 18 months tandem! Goodness it seems a long time written out like that - but it doesn't feel it at all!!

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You guys are all doing do great! This thread is inspirational for me; thank you. :-) I've got one dd and we're at 3 years, 10 months now. We love noo-noo time. She says, "I need noo-noo toime!" like she's from NYC. :-p
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My first asked for "NURSIES!" so I thought I'd be a little more subtle this time and teach the 2nd to just ask for "MILK". I figured any kid can ask for milk in public and no one bats an eye, right?
Well, my youngest has outwitted me. He asks for milk alright...."MAMA'S MILK!" In a very loud, demanding voice I might add

I agree that you ladies are all AMAZING! I have a special brand of respect for the tandem nurses....that I only did for a very short time because the oldest stopped. I cannot imagine nursing two at the same time.
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5 years exactly, tandem for 2 years 8 months.

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8 years, 5 months!
WOW PINKY!
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It will be 4 years and 3 months on the 19th. DD is is still going strong DS gave it up a few months ago.

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Holy cow mamas!!! Awesome!

I only have one child, but we've been going strong for 2 years, 6 months. We'll keep going until he's ready to quit. It gets funnier as he gets older- right now he calls it his "tummy yummies".

 

Edited/updated:  As of April 2011, it'll be 3y 11mos for us!  Wow.

 

Edited again!  Here we are in August 2011 and we're still going strong.  4 years 3 months.  That includes nursing through a pregnancy and miscarriage, 150 pounds of weight loss, training for a marathon, and so, so much more!


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8yrs, 7mo
12 months tandem.
My youngest is basically done at this point and i'm proud to have let my children lead the weaning process
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8 years, 2 months

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3 years 4 months

8 months tandem

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We're at 3 years, 5months. Tandom for 8months.
my boys are almost the same ages of your girls!

6/8/06 and 3/3/09
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4 years, 3 months, 17 of those tandem.
Thanks so much for this thread! Often I can't find info that I have company in nursing even beyond 2 years old.
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I nursed for almost 5 years exactly to the day...my DD weaned in August when she had extended visitation with her dad. I only tandemned for about 6 months; I admire you mamas who do it longer.

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6 years, 3 (ish - not sure exactly when he stopped for good) months breastfeeding straight through with the same child, most of it breastfeeding two as my twins nursed a LONG time. . . DD weaned at 5 1/2 while DH kept going.

But I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding for 8 years, 8 months and counting as I coincidentally got pregnant w/ #3 about the same time DS weaned. I don't think the baby will nurse as long as her big siblings, though.

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DD weaned at 5 1/2 while DH kept going.
Did you mean to say DS?

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4 years 4 months 1 week

DD 18 months -- through pregnancy-->DS & DD 27 months to 34 months tandem ---> 34 months to present day DS

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Six years yesterday!
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Did you mean to say DS?
HAH! He wishes. Yes, I did mean DS, although that was funnier.

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I had a big break between my two DDs (20 years apart), but the total adds up to 7.5 years.
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It's 6 yrs, 8 months for me. That's pg and/or nursing, since the first 9 months were just pg. I keep wondering when ds#2 will stop, but he's not ready.

It's hard, I moved from NorCal to the east and I don't find many extended bf'ers here. I made ds stop NIP recently because I just felt so conspicuous. Funny, but in CA I was adamnant about NIP, just to show everyone that it's good. Now I just feel uncomfortable. But, I'm happy to nurse him at home.

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Mine are all spread out-but started off with 7y and 8 months with #1 & 2 children-12 months tandem
then 2 years later came #3 -for almost 6 years
then a break of 2 years and #4came and hes still going strong at almost 3 !
total of 16 years and 8 months all together----wow never would have thought it !!

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6 years, 11 months (almost 7!). First one nursed till close to age 5, including tandem nursing for 2 years, second one is still asking a few times a week before bed (she is 4), and third will start in January when she is born.

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