|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-22-2014 03:55 PM|
|my3beasties||66 months total, 3 kids. Another little one on the way any day to bring that total up at least into the 80's!|
|08-22-2014 03:49 PM|
|fruitfulmomma||My answer from two years ago was 136. I can add 24 more months to that now, so 160 total so far and due to have another nursling any day now.|
|08-22-2014 02:59 PM|
|Mirzam||Three kids, younger two were tandem nursed for some of the time - total 126 months.|
|08-22-2014 02:56 PM|
Seventy-six months, that is, six years, four months.
I breastfed tandem for six months.
|08-22-2014 10:28 AM|
|robbyhack||my sister, 24 months+ still running|
|08-16-2014 01:41 AM|
|uzra_hashmi@rediff||102 months and may have to resume after six months or so.|
|08-11-2014 11:36 AM|
+15:-) and still going
So thankful for the good support we had so I never had the slippery slope of supplementing the second babe.
|08-11-2014 12:39 AM|
|stormborn||132 total, 1/4 of my life, come to think of it! I'm probably done though, unless a surprise comes our way.|
|08-10-2014 10:43 PM|
Only 16+ months over here
|08-10-2014 10:10 PM|
|triple07||83 months and counting. Hoping to tack on another 5 months. This is between 3 kids.|
|08-10-2014 06:44 AM|
|Michelle-H||I posted on this thread years ago, but a little surprise has come into our lives. :-). So, 67 for my first two combined, some of that tandem nursing + 4 for my new babe! 71 months is almost six years. And I will likely make it to seven total years of nursing. Such a sweet time.|
|08-09-2014 09:14 AM|
|sparklemaman||31+9, so 40 months total and still going!!|
|08-08-2014 06:08 AM|
Well, my DS recently self weaned, shortly after his 4th birthday, so I guess I can now update my post to say 50 months, and since DS is likely to be my one and only, that will be it for me. It is bittersweet. I'm proud of having nursed him for as long as he needed, in spite of the difficulty of pumping at work and, during one difficult summer, finding bathrooms at the research library I was using to sit and pump in. I'm in some ways pleased to have my body back (though in a slightly different shape than it used to be!), but I'm also a little sorry that this special time is over, that I am no longer the one person who can offer him the thing he most wants and that comforts him and helps him to sleep. And since it seems unlikely that I'll have another child, I'm a little sad that my time as a nursing mom is over. And part of me wonders if I had weaned earlier, would DS now have a younger sibling that I'd be nursing? But that was always a crap shoot. I might have weaned and still not gotten pregnant. I gambled on giving the little one I had all the nursing he wanted rather than weaning him and hoping to get pregnant again. (Given my age and other issues, that might not have happened anyway). So overall, I'm proud of having nursed my son for as long as he needed and wanted it, and I have happy memories of being a nursing mom, but I'm both proud and sad that he is growing up.
Wow, that was a longer post than I intended, but then my nursing relationship turned out to be longer than I intended, so I guess it makes sense. When I was pregnant with DS I knew I would nurse him, but never set a certain time. I thought that I would try to nurse him for as long as he needed it -- when I thought about it at all I figured that would be a year or two -- well, I accomplished my goal of nursing for as long as he needed it.
|06-08-2013 04:19 PM|
Dd1 - 44 months
Dd2 - 40 months
Ds1 - 26 months (still nursing)
Ds2 - 2 weeks so far
110 months total
|06-07-2013 01:56 PM|
53 months straight (the last 24 months have been tandem nursing). :)
|06-06-2013 01:38 PM|
|Michelle-H||Two kids and 67 months! I also tandem nursed for 12 of those months, until my oldest was four! Loved it, but am glad the girls are in retirement.|
|06-04-2013 01:27 PM|
14 + 12 + 24 + 24 + 9 = 83 and still going . . . My oldest self weaned, the others weaned when the next pregnancy dried up the milk.
|05-25-2013 01:45 AM|
|blessedbyblues||23 months + 48 months as of May 19th and still going = 71 so far|
|05-24-2013 04:43 AM|
47 months and still going with #1. Love this thread, was starting to think I was the only one out there nursing an almost 4 yr old, was getting ready for my Time magazine cover :) Went back to grad school when he was 3 months old part time and full time at 6 months. At school all day then nursing all night- could never night wean- he would scream bloody murder for hours so I got more sleep with him latched on, if you can call that sleep haha! Helps to have a supportive family- my mom plowed the way - BF my sisters and I for 3 yrs each, tandem with my big sister and I for a few months. No one flinches at the sight of nip in our family any more :)
|05-23-2013 12:44 PM|
Yes, big congrats and and and to ALL the mamas on this thread. I was just blown away by the triandem thing. It's my first encounter with it (other than with multiple births). I can't even imagine caring for 3 breastfeeding kiddos at once.
EVERYONE on this thread ROCKS!
|05-22-2013 09:04 PM|
Well . . . I breastfed for 15 years straight (with a 2 week break at the end of my 3rd pregnancy), 3 years tandem. My #3 nursed a lot in her 8th year, but not every day. Btw, I never set out to do that!!!
|05-22-2013 07:30 PM|
5 months with DS1 and DS2 is now three years and some change...keep on tickin'!
|05-22-2013 06:09 PM|
Thanks for the support! I won't lie and say there have not been days when I have not felt at wits end or when my productivity at work was zero!
|05-22-2013 11:48 AM|
Love this thread!
DS1- 7 months
DS2- 29 months and counting
DS3- 6 months and counting
42 months total (including 6 months of tandem nursing).
|05-22-2013 11:29 AM|
Congrats! Keep it up!
Originally Posted by fyrwmn
1st babe = 24 months
2nd babe = a couple weeks shy of 48 months and still going
3rd babe = 30 months and counting
4th babe = 10 months
a total of 72 months, 20 months of which were tandem nursing, and the last 10 months were triandem nursing. it's no wonder I refer to them are working girls lol
I had a hard time w/ tandem nursing. Bravo for it all!!!
Wow - you've made it past a year! Keep up the good work, mama! And, happy belated birthday to the babe!!!
Pumping, working, caring for babe...I'm in awe. Never could have nursed as long, I don't think, had I had to pump & work. Keep it up!
PS - all the things I say in my head that I rarely post...just posted
|05-22-2013 11:22 AM|
To all the triandem breastfeeders:
|05-22-2013 07:19 AM|
|Fhnyc||DD is my first and 7 mo so 7months so far. Working full time but from home a few days so I keep supply up by feeding on days I work from home, 2sessions of pumping at work,night feeding, co sleeping etc!|
|05-21-2013 01:09 PM|
Thirteen months (as of today!) and still going.
|05-21-2013 12:06 PM|
6.5 years (4.5 years tandem, 8 months triandem
....would be triandeming again but had emergency surgery last year and DS and DD2 stopped nursing after I was unable to for 2 weeks . Stilll sad about it...)
|05-21-2013 11:56 AM|
fyrwmn: Triandem nursing!
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