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#61 of 417 Old 02-23-2005, 08:48 PM
 
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Since my son is highly gifted, he was reading and writing long before he was weaned. My favorite fun fact to tell people who use the "When kids can ask for it they're too old" line.


good one i like freaking people out with the manners line, but i'm looking forward to your line!
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I'm Jen and I'm nursing my 1 year old (last Sunday). My first dd was fed expressed breastmilk and then formula, so when I found out I was pg again, I was determined to get it right the second time around. Incidentally, my oldest still has her nighttime bottle. I'm in no hurry to ask her to give that up. I offered to let her bf when Evelyn was born, but I think it was too late

As with most things in the realm of attachment parenting, we let our kids lead the way. Bf is no different imho. Evelyn is my last, so there's no way I'm weaning her. I'll never get the chance to do it any differently, so letting her wean is very important to me.

I love reading the stories and I'm glad to have posted. Where can I find more information about CLW?

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I mostly lurk in this forum since my kids are older and weaned. My son and daughter nursed until ages 4 and 5, respectively. They tandem nursed for almost 2 years (7.5 years straight of breastfeeding for me). And to think I only planned to nurse for 6 months and then wean. HA. :LOL They were actually tandem nursing within 10 minutes of my daughter's homebirth.

Since my son is highly gifted, he was reading and writing long before he was weaned. My favorite fun fact to tell people who use the "When kids can ask for it they're too old" line.
Welcome and feel free to post - we could use your wisdom!
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i'm new to the mothering board. i'm nursing my 21 month old. she loves nursing and is showing no interest in stopping. actually she is wearing me out right now because she is sick and nursing constantly! everyone i know weaned their child promptly at the first birthday. when i started asking people about weaning i found it sad that it was done forcefully. i guess i was sort of ignorant as to how many people wean that way. i just figured the child would wean when they were ready, maybe with a little bit of distracting and offering other foods, but not outright rejecting. most people i asked how they weaned gave me a pat "we were both ready" response and clearly didn't want to discuss it. one mom i asked told me she "dropped" one feeding at a time, i asked her what this meant because i had seen this recommended but just didn't know how you just "dropped" a feeding. my daughter loves nursing and i nurse on demand, not a schedule, so how do you drop one anyway? well she said she started with first thing in the morning, she gave her a sippy and just refused to nurse until her daughter drank the sippy. she cried for an hour then angrily and reluctantly picked up and drank the sippy. i found this so sad. hearing that story solidified my commitment to child led weaning.
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Late, but I"m here as well...

I'm a mommy to three, a 6 yr old, a 31 month old and a 18 month old. I am currently tandem nursing the girls. I never, ever, in 100 million years, expected to be an advocate of CLW, of bfing past a year, of respectful parenting at all! I started out as a total mainstream mom who said "I'll nurse for 6 months or so and see how it goes, and my kids WILL sleep through the night by the time they are 4 months old. After all, it's been proven that babies are physiologically capable of sleeping 8 hours as early as 4 months, and by God, if they have to CIO for a few nights to accomplish that, well then, that's fine with me! After all, I need my sleep!" Ugh. The things my very spirited, very high needs firstborn taught me! He never slept. Never. He nursed CONSTANTLY. I couldn't put him down. I couldn't sleep unless he was on top of me. I couldn't take a shower. I couldn't breathe without him. After a few horrific experiences trying to force him to fit the mold, I gave up and gave in to his needs. He was gently encouraged to wean at almost 29 months.

Since then, I've learned a lot. I've struggled with tandem nursing. I've truly struggled with giving each of the children the right to have their own needs met, while trying to meet my own. For those of you who don't know/remember us, dh is military and deployed a LOT, so it's not like I can take a break once a week, or even once a month....but we get through. Most days, without a breakdown in my desire to respect my children at all costs, although I'm no saint, and I do reach my breaking point sometimes and fall into the "you'll do it because I said so" mindset. Which never works anyway because they know I'm not going to force anything that isn't a safety rule anyway....but that's for the gd board.

CLW wasn't my plan. I'm not sure if I'll even succeed in it, I am and have been for months, tired of nursing the older toddler, but I know she still needs her *nilkies* and I can't refuse her a legitimate need. I just keep hoping that eventually, I'll move past the negative feelings I have towards nursing her and back into the love stage.

But that's us. I'm not around much, but I do lurk and read sometimes. This board (I mean MDC in general) is my safety net. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and just plain old burned out, I come here. It refreshes my commitment, cleanes my breathing, so I can see past the next nursing, the next story, the next diaper, the next whatever.....
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Hello! I'm nursing a 27 month old BeanBean boy and an 8 month old BooBah girl. I was really glad to see this forum and I frequently lurk here, though I don't always have much to say. :LOL

I decided that I would breastfeed my children when I was in seventh grade; I heard a rumor that your breasts get smaller if you breastfeed, and being a 12 year old with D cups I was certainly in favor of that! :LOL At that point, I never thought about how long I'd nurse, only that I would. When I got pregnant with BeanBean more than ten years later, I decided that I'd nurse for at least two years, because if babies were "supposed" to drink artificial milk for that long, it only made sense for them to drink real mamma milk for that long, too. I learned that children wean themselves, and figured that my baby would wean sometime after he was two.

As the second birthday approached, I knew that there was no way he'd be ready to give up nursies by then. Right now, I'm wondering if his sister won't wean before he does, he's a boy obsessed. He frequently says things like "I just want nursies all the time!"

Most days, I am absolutely committed to child led weaning. Sometimes, though, I find myself wishing that he'd just stop. : It's a lot of work nursing a child who would gladly forego any other nourishment in favor of the breast, especially when you've got another child around.

I have worked hard to teach my son nursing manners, and if my breasts are extremely sore I will ask him to wait. When he falls asleep, he tends to clamp down with his teeth and I pop him off. He used to wake up and want the breast back 9 times out of 10, but I've taught him that he can't have it after he's bitten me. So I guess there might be people who say that I'm not doing CLW because I do attempt to impose limits, but I see nursing as a two-way street. I'd like to nurse for as long as my son needs to nurse, but I don't want to be miserable and resentful and in pain about it, so I impose small limits to make our relationship more successful.

I've heard many things about "how long a child should nurse" but I never took any of it to heart. My sister said she thought they were too old once they could ask with words; BeanBean asked to nurse at 7.5 weeks, that was his first sentence. Was I going to tell him no, at less than two months, because he asked? I figured that he asked because he really needed it, that it was more important to him than other things.

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Rynna, I think I might have said this before but I just have to say it again... Your children are beautiful!!!
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I don't think I have posted on this thread yet. But I am a former ENer and very supportive of moms who go that route
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Hi. I'm tandem nursing 42 mo old Reuben and 14 mo old Belen.
Bethany had nursed to 12 mos and then did boob rejection/bottle pref. I took the bottles away when she bit all the nipples off at 2, and within about 6 weeks she asked to nurse. I then re-introduced the breast and she "sort of" nursed another 3-4 mos (she didn't actually latch on, but she's snuggle up to the bare breast). That was from like 25 to 28 or 29 mos.
John, Mark and Jacob all weaned early. I had a reduction as a teen and didn't have a full supply so I had to give them bottles after each feeding, so they refused the boob.

I learned about the lact-aid when Bethany was a baby, that's how I kept her and the next 2 nursing. I use the Lact-aid to supplement until they are good on solids and cups, then we "just" nurse and feed them like any other toddlers.
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Hi,
I grew up in a midwifery/bf friendly environment. My first goal to bf my first dd was 1 year. I figured there was no way I was going to stop short of that. I didnt realize how addicting it would be for both of us!

I had wondered about tandem nursing and thought I should only do it if I had pure motives. In other words, not to just prove I could do it when no one else I knew would even consider it.

I purposely got pregnant when she was 1.3 years old so our kids would be 2 years apart. I continued to nurse through the pregnancy with severe pain at every latch. But I knew it was worth it because she still needed it and the relationship was more important to me than anything anyone elses negative comments.

Now she is 3.8 and dd2 is 1.8. I have an agreement with dd1 on appropriate times to nurse, but it is still largely up to her. I still nurse dd2 on demand.

It is so great to be able to provide for my children in this way and have the closeness that we have. I wouldnt change it for the world.

Most of my relatives dont get what Im doing and I only personally have one other friend who has nursed this long. But I will proudly discuss this issue with anyone. No matter how shocked they are!
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Hello, my name is Lisa. I am the mother to two wonderful children, Olivia 2.5 and Owen 7 weeks. I am tandem nursing them and although I have been reading the threads this is my first post. When I became pregnant with my son my doctors, neighbors, family, friends, even the local lactation consultant insisted I wean Olivia (then 20 months old). The only support I received was from reading these threads, mothering magazine and my husband. Everyone else threatened me that I would have an early low birth weight baby or a miscarriage and that Olivia was too old. Well as it turned out I gave birth without medication or interventions to a healthy, full-term 9 lbs. 1 ounce boy. Then, everyone told me that Olivia would take too much of his milk and he wouldn't thrive. This is also not the case, at 7 weeks he weighs 14 lbs. and there is plenty of milk to go around. Sadly however I get disgusted looks from everyone around me when I nurse Olivia, she is a big 2 year old and speaks very clearly. The local breastfeeding support group pretty much kicked us out when Olivia was only about 18 months because the other mothers said they were disgusted that she was so old. Now, Olivia primarily nurses at bedtime and naptime or when she is sick or gets hurt. However, I allow her to nurse whenever she wishes. So I am very happy to read these threads and finally hear of other families who believe in breastfeeding and in child led weaning.
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Well, then.. Hi, I'm new to the forum!
I'm Chris, momma to Sebastian and Trystan. I was way young and ignorant when Sebastian stopped nursing at 9 months old and figured he was self-weaning (duh!), so we stopped.
With Trystan, I am older and wiser and he is happily nursing strong at 2y1m and I plan to CLW with him.
I am a single mom (well, divorcing) and have been since three weeks prior to Trystan's birth. His father is not involved at all (his choice), but my mother & Sebastian are very supportive of T's nursing, as is his daycare (surprisingly, since I am their FIRST nursing mother ever - in 11 years of daycare experience!).
I love nursing a toddler - not only because he is my last baby, but because it makes my life soooo much easier! Why would anyone not want to nurse a toddler? A little nursies fixes EVERYTHING!
Anyone else sick of hearing, "So, how long ARE you planning on nursing him?" thought?
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lisachick and raynbow

and s to both of you!

lisachick, I am impressed that you have persevered through so much adversity

raynbow, that's so great and impressive that you're getting such great support from your daycare!
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The local breastfeeding support group pretty much kicked us out when Olivia was only about 18 months because the other mothers said they were disgusted that she was so old.
I cant believe this happened of all the places you should of felt the most accepted good on you for sticking to it. I hope you have some good support it has been such an encouragement for me finding a group of mums to meet up with where I'm not a freak for breastfeeding my dd.
keep up the good work
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Hello, my name is Lisa. I am the mother to two wonderful children, Olivia 2.5 and Owen 7 weeks. I am tandem nursing them and although I have been reading the threads this is my first post. When I became pregnant with my son my doctors, neighbors, family, friends, even the local lactation consultant insisted I wean Olivia (then 20 months old). The only support I received was from reading these threads, mothering magazine and my husband. Everyone else threatened me that I would have an early low birth weight baby or a miscarriage and that Olivia was too old. Well as it turned out I gave birth without medication or interventions to a healthy, full-term 9 lbs. 1 ounce boy. Then, everyone told me that Olivia would take too much of his milk and he wouldn't thrive. This is also not the case, at 7 weeks he weighs 14 lbs. and there is plenty of milk to go around. Sadly however I get disgusted looks from everyone around me when I nurse Olivia, she is a big 2 year old and speaks very clearly. The local breastfeeding support group pretty much kicked us out when Olivia was only about 18 months because the other mothers said they were disgusted that she was so old. Now, Olivia primarily nurses at bedtime and naptime or when she is sick or gets hurt. However, I allow her to nurse whenever she wishes. So I am very happy to read these threads and finally hear of other families who believe in breastfeeding and in child led weaning.

Lisa, I pm'd you!

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lisachick: I can't believe a breastfeeding SUPPORT group would kick out someone for nursing an 18 month old...have any of them read the AAP or WHO statements on breastfeeding? : Good for you for listening to your instincts and your heart instead of doctors or other negative people. I'm tandem nursing through pregnancy for the second time and am a prime example of how untrue the myths are!

"Underweight baby" myth: My firstborn was 7 lbs 2 oz at 9 days late. My second baby, whose pregnancy I nursed through, weighed 9.5 lbs at 8 days late. My third baby, whose pregnancy I tandem nursed through, weighed 8 lbs 4 oz on her due date!

"Preterm labor" myth: As noted above, my second was 8 days late and I nursed through THREE DAYS of podromal labor and nursing didn't speed things up a bit! :LOL

Raynbow: I just love the "How long ARE you planning on nursing him" question. My favorite response is, "Until he's ready to wean, of course! Isn't it WONDERFUL that nursing has so many benefits from nutrition, to immunilogical factors, to comfort ... and that's just for him! *I* get many benefits as well..." All of this said very enthusiastically! I usually lose people right about the time I start listing benefits. Another of my favorite responses is, "Why do you want to know?" This clues people in on the fact that they're asking something that is, frankly, none of their business.

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People don't ask me how long I plan to nurse muchkin-man... they calmly ask, "So, you're working on weaning him?" *sigh*
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I'm mother to a 4-year-old (4.25!) boy - my only child - who is still nursing and now seems to be weaning himself. It's been quite the journey. Now that it's ending, I'm both relieved and sad. Mostly, though, it makes me happy that he's been able to completely control the timing of at least one important thing in his life. So much of his life seems to be rushing about, I'm glad this has been his to pace on his own.
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"So, how long ARE you planning on nursing him?"
Oh, another five or ten minutes - whenever he's done
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Rynna, I think I might have said this before but I just have to say it again... Your children are beautiful!!!
Thanks. We like them, too.

You know, I have only gotten positive vibes at my usual LLL meeting when BeanBean nurses. At the one I used to go to (and still get to every few months) I get a few people who take it in stride (read: have nursed 2's and up themselves) and some who just stare in awe because they weaned their kids younger. For the most part, though, I don't get a lot of funny looks, probably because BeanBean is a on the small side for his age. *sigh*

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I mostly lurk but decided to come out.

I have a 4.5 yr old, and he changes his nursing pace. We co-sleep so he nurses mostly in the early morning and before bed.

I was definately one of those moms who never thought I would nurse once he got teeth! : I remember giving a NIP mom a grossed out look where I work when I was pregnant.
I still feel bad for that. I'm sorry, whoever you were! . I have become such a different person after having my son. Ther term Lactivist never felt so right...
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This is so exciting!!!
I felt that with my ds I was on the wrong planet and no one seemed to do things the way i thought things should be. I was teen mum and no one i knew breastfed and nobody expected that i would even though my mum had been sort of AP with us she had a terminal illness at the time of his birth so i couldnt turn to her for advice. I tried every different style of parenting when i eventually gave into my instincs and brought him into my bed. I weaned ds at around 14 months because i had no idea that people fed longer than 1 year. Within months of weaning him i felt i had made the worst decision and still regret it to this day. I felt i was feeling around in the dark when it came to parenting, after finding some books and a great friend with the same views, this time round with dd everything just feels so right. I went to my first LLL meeting when she was 6 months and it felt like i hade come home, now i have found an AP group which is in its beginning stages so i couldnt be more excited. Dd is 14 months now and is predominantly bf'd so who knows where CLW will take us. I cant wait to experience the joy of bf'ing a toddler. I also notice that her health is better than her brothers at this age (damn that formula).
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Hi Sara here, 28 yo Mom to 2yo Fletcher.
First off I was born at home and my mom clw with 4 out of her six children, me being one of them. I weaned somewhere around 4-4.5 years. She also homebirthed with the last three of us kids! I feel very proud and lucky to have been given these (among many) gifts by her!!!

I am married to Jim, who once said (when I was first pregnant), "Well, should we buy some fomula and bottles to carry around just in case we ever need it?", and "I think one year would be a good time to finish nursing." Now he is a great breastfeeding advocate, he is very clear and ready to educate his friends and their wives on the reasons for:
homebirth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, and no-vax!

Jim was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis one month before we found out we were pregnant and it has been quite an adventure sometimes very hard living with his limits and learning about what this means for us.
However, it did cause him to take a full year off work starting when Fletch was one month old. That was one of those rare gifts that comes out of something very hard - it put a very different slant on the relationship between jim and fletch than might have otherwise been there.
Due to jim's illness he and I both work part-time, opposite days so one of us is always home with fletch.

As for our nursing relationship, we are very committed to clw. Sometimes it is verrrry hard. Fletch shows no sign of slowing down, and the fact that three days out of the week I am gone six hours (with a two hour break for lunch and milkies) does not seem to change his nursing needs. The days I am home he nurses at least 5-7 times during the day. He still nurses 3-4 times at night. We learned to both sleep during the night nursing though, so I get plenty of sleep.

I am always greatful, even when I am tired and feel drained and would like my body to myself, that I can breastfeed, well not always while i'm nursing! That I can feed and comfort my child. He is not a real snuggly kind of kid - too busy. So I get lots of snuggles in during nursing!

Right now we are going through a biting phase, working on that! We talk about it and he says he won't, but still does - almost as if he is not aware he's doing it

: Right on cue ds just climed up asking for "fast milkies" !
I'm enjoying reading your stories, and as SOOOO glad this forum is here!!!
Thanks for all the support and encouragement and stories

-Sara, working Mom to Fletcher (2003) and Magnolia (2008):, wife to Jim the best SAHD in the world (1999) NVC has changed my life
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Hello, my name is Kristen and I've been lurking around this board for a little while now. When I was pregnant I knew I wanted to nurse since I knew all the benefits of breastfeeding and how nasty formula is...what I didn't realize was how much I would fall in love with nursing. When I would tell people I planned to nurse for a year they would roll their eyes and say I'd quit by 6 months. I would thank them for their vote of confidence and go on my way not letting their comment bother me. But about a month into nursing (once I adjusted to half the sleep I'm used to, recovered from my C-section and was off my pain meds) I fell in love with nursing. Not only did it create an amazing bond between me and my son but it just feels so good. I would not trade my nursing relationship in for the world. And now that I've discovered this love I would love to clw. We'll see where my journey takes me....but one thing I know for sure...as soon as nursing is done I'm ready for the next one so I hope this little guy holds out long enough for me to finish school
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Hey everybody, I've been on Mothering for a while but i'm new to this forum. I have an almost 2yo son who is still nursing. He nurses probably 3-4 times during the day and once overnight (at around 5am usually). We co-sleep (he's between me and DH) and plan to do that for a while longer. We're currently TTC so I'll be interested to see others' experiences with nursing while pregnant, tandem nursing, etc.

i don't have any friends that are near me that are still nursing, all of my mommy friends who live near me either never bfed or stopped at a year or earlier. nobody has ever been outwardly opposed to my extended bfing by any means, but it is still sometimes a little alienating nonetheless.

i am currently soul searching about how well CLW will work for me and my family...so you'll likely be seeing some inconsistent posts from me about it. LOL i hope to get some good support here and have some questions answered.
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I'm coming out of lurkdom :

Exciting is right! It's tough when you feel like your the only one still nursing a toddler. My son is 20 months and still nursing strong. He's my first and before he was born I used to say that I'd just give nuring a shot. I never thought I'd nurse over a year...that was my orignal goal. Once he arrived early I knew that it was only mamas milk for him and that I would allow him to nurse until he was ready to stop.

I'm happy to have found all of you to share in this journey. Goodness knows we all have days whern we need that extra nursing boost .
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Hi mamas! I'm Amy, mom to Alicia and Annika, 17 1/2 month old nurslings. I am glad to have made it this far and hope to continue as long as they need to ne-ne! They nurse avidly, dare I say constantly, round the clock, though they are also active and love to explore the world too.

I do put limits on their nursing in that we don't NIP except homes of friends/family - I had so many many difficulties with breastfeeding the first year that I never bothered to learn to nurse any way but nearly nude, so that's how I do it. No one wants to be left out so as I read once on a twin BFing forum when I was still pregnant, we have "two boobs, two babies, no waiting!" :LOL

This second year of breastfeeding is like a dream come true for me. So much family fighting in the first year over weight gain, supply/supplementing issues, and the anger that came with having to use formula to supplement - all gone now! We just nurse nurse nurse! Co-sleeping is great and may I say thanks to all you MDC mamas who have converted me to CDing too, I love love love it!

My girls are healthy, happy, loving, fabulous toddlers. My mom would have loved to nurse me past 3 weeks but she had no support and terrible information. She is proud of me for nursing and angry that she was told the wrong things, as I was a crawling/walking ear infection by 6 months and had associated allergies throughout my childhood and continue to have a slightly iffy immune system.

I'll check back here every so often I guess, I post more other places but I'll try to remember to return here. Nice to meetcha everyone!
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hi, i am tabitha. i guess i qualify as someone who never posts here because i don't feel like my children are old enough to make me an extended nursing mom.

my oldest is 3 in august, nurses around the clock. i am tandem nursing with my 9 month old daughter.they will both wean in their own good time.

breastfeeding has been such an amazing and trying and heart-rending journey. day by day, though, it slips away from me, and suddenly it has been 2 years! what happened to the time? i hardly remember that first latch, my tiny little boy and everything so new and scary. nursing him through pregnancy. whew, that was a whirlwind. it is near enough to me that i still remember nursing tristan in labor with kassiopeia. he wanted to nurse all night, and i would lift myself up ever 8 minutes or so to rock myself through contractions.

how many more experiences will become memories like these?

at any rate, nice to join you all!

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Hi, I'm Tabitha. I'm a homeschooling mother of four: ds (11) dd (9) ds (7) ds (5) And I'm expecting a fifth in 2014! Find me at http://www.omelay.blogspot.com
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hi, i am tabitha. i guess i qualify as someone who never posts here because i don't feel like my children are old enough to make me an extended nursing mom.
I think that's why they changed the names of the forums to "Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy" and "Child-Led Weaning."

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hi, i am tabitha. i guess i qualify as someone who never posts here because i don't feel like my children are old enough to make me an extended nursing mom.
That's what's so cool about this forum. Age, or how long you have been breastfeeding, doesn't matter here. We all share and support.

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