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
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).
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion."-Thich Nhat Hanh
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
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.
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!
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.
DD and DS are 11 & DD is 4 Our car is a bike!
Sharing our with 3, 2 & 4
DD 18 months -- through pregnancy-->DS & DD 27 months to 34 months tandem ---> 34 months to present day DS
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.
mom to August (12/14/03) and Ronan (9/13/06)
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 !!
Momma to 4 Indigo kids ,22,19,11 and 3