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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,476
Posted By kohlby
It's not an age, it's when either the child...

It's not an age, it's when either the child weans themselves or I'm ready to wean.  It's more about circumstances than an age.  I weaned my first right before 5 years old.  The plan had been to wean...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By kohlby
There were not any UA shirts locally in his...

There were not any UA shirts locally in his size.  I called around to several locations.  I used the UA website for suppliers since there's no UA store anywhere near me.  But the suppliers didn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By kohlby
3 years old was a VERY rough year for my oldest...

3 years old was a VERY rough year for my oldest child.  I am certain he would have been diagnosed with SPD but my old ped was clueless so we toughed through it.  We got through it - but it wasn't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By kohlby
Hi, my youngest does not have a formal diagnosis...

Hi, my youngest does not have a formal diagnosis of SPD but he definately has always had sensory quirks and did get therapy to help with his eating. (He was incapable of eating anything but...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By kohlby
I voted 19-24 months, but that's really not...

I voted 19-24 months, but that's really not true.  I have three kids and was thinking I could only vote once.  It was 18 months with ODS - and I cut him down in order to get my fertility back.  It...
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,377
Posted By kohlby
I started in May of 2003.  It's now Sept of...

I started in May of 2003.  It's now Sept of 2012.  So, that's 9 years plus 4 months - 112 months total
 
112 months consecutive
with 61 months of that tandeming.
 
*If I get to count the...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By kohlby
 I was tandeming at the start of one of my...

 I was tandeming at the start of one of my pregnancies but I miscarried at 9 weeks.   ODS was a couple months shy of 5 and DD had recently turned 3.  I used that opportunity to make weaning easier...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-11-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By kohlby
I homeschool, so they don't go off to school. ...

I homeschool, so they don't go off to school.  Because then, how would I be able to breastfeed them for their milk at lunch??!! (Please read that last statement with sarcasm).  My oldest weaned...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By kohlby
I know several women that it took more than 2...

I know several women that it took more than 2 years for.  As long as you're pretty sure that nursing is the cause, I wouldn't worry.  14.6 months is the average - but that is just that, an average. ...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   09-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By kohlby
Since your baby is not a huge solid eater, I'd...

Since your baby is not a huge solid eater, I'd re-evaluate three months from now unless age is an enormous factor where 3 months would matter.  I thought I wanted to get pg when each child turned 1,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By kohlby
About the discomfort, make sure your child's...

About the discomfort, make sure your child's mouth is opened wide.  You may have to say "unlatch" and keep trying until it feels right.  Toddlers can be lazy nursers at times.  They can also be...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-11-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By kohlby
It doesn't have to be all or nothing.  I did not...

It doesn't have to be all or nothing.  I did not do CLW with my oldest.  He nursed an exessive amount - as in I technically wasn't doing CLW even at just a year old since he nursed 20 times in 24...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By kohlby
If you don't want your breasts to sag then never...

If you don't want your breasts to sag then never get pg and never get old.  The two are not a good combo!  At least with nursing, they can look more perky when they have more milk in them!  I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By kohlby
I did what I call child-respected weaning with...

I did what I call child-respected weaning with my first.  It was not child-led, since I cut him down every step of the way.  It was a long process though, since I cut down slowly because I was in no...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-22-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By kohlby
I've tandem nursed twice - once for 25 months...

I've tandem nursed twice - once for 25 months and once for 36 months.  Nursing while pg was actually harder than tandem nursing.  I did have to make some adjustments the first time around - I had to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-27-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By kohlby
About doing a weaning party, with ODS, I needed...

About doing a weaning party, with ODS, I needed something concrete to mark the end of nursing.  We didn't do a party but made a weaning cake together when he was weaned.  Then, if he asked, I could...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-27-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By kohlby
It's up to you.  If the extra nursing sessions...

It's up to you.  If the extra nursing sessions are too much for you, then I'd go back to the regular two sessions.  I would not cut down past that right now until he's adjusted to having a baby...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-27-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By kohlby
I only NIP a handful of times after 2 with my...

I only NIP a handful of times after 2 with my oldest, and never needed to after 2.5.  He wanted to nurse 24/7 so limiting it to at-home really helped.  My middle child had a terrible distraction...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-31-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,943
Posted By kohlby
About sports, ODS wanted to do soccer so we let...

About sports, ODS wanted to do soccer so we let him.  There's a problem with soccer - it's called the uniform.  He did soccer starting at 4.  It wasn't until 8 that he could stop pulling enough on...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,943
Posted By kohlby
Two of my kids have SPD and one does not.  The...

Two of my kids have SPD and one does not.  The one who does not is definately gifted and has shown clear signs since she was under a year old. I grew up with a freakishly gifted older brother and...
Forum: Parenting   01-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,499
Posted By kohlby
Not outside of the house/yard with the exception...

Not outside of the house/yard with the exception of dress-up occassions like Halloween until he's old enough to deal with others comments about it.   My youngest will throw a tantrum if someone...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-23-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By kohlby
Even without a study- the nutrition is amazing! ...

Even without a study- the nutrition is amazing!  The nutrition doesn't change.  Breastmilk is the most nutritious food for any age person! Even adult cancer patients will take it!  There is, of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-23-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By kohlby
My middle child self-weaned herself to only...

My middle child self-weaned herself to only nursing once a day at 16 months - and 4 times at night.  She would only nurse lying down so I had to work very hard to get her to nurse until 12 months. ...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-20-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By kohlby
I have asked her when she would like to wean. ...

I have asked her when she would like to wean.  It was "when I turn 5," then "when I turn 6."  Now that 6 is less than two months away, it's "whenever you make me."  I know it won't be tramatic if I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-17-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By kohlby
Why be normal?  If you wanted to be the norm,...

Why be normal?  If you wanted to be the norm, you would have stopped nursing even before 1!  Normal doesn't mean best!
 
I weaned my first child right before 5 years old because I was ready to be...
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