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Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   05-01-2012, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Carriebird
My daughter is 2 1/2 yrs and I've gone through...

My daughter is 2 1/2 yrs and I've gone through periods where I am feeling tired (she still nurses at night) and feeling trapped.  I go on the web and read inspirational long term / attachment...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-25-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Carriebird
    Quote:She asked if he was breastfed and...


 
Quote:She asked if he was breastfed and I said he was, and she immediately set in talking about how her daughter didn't nurse her two kids and felt bad about it and that she kept telling her,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-21-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,197
Posted By Carriebird
I love this thread!  So funny and at the same...

I love this thread!  So funny and at the same time very sad. 
When pregnant I was asked by my mother how long I planned to BF.  I thought she would be shocked if I told her the truth - possibly as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-17-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Carriebird
I do my best to always follow through with...

I do my best to always follow through with consequences for my son.  He is now 5 years old and normally very well behaved.  He started hitting his friends at kindergarten three weeks ago.  The first...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Carriebird
Yep, pull his face in or plug his nose so he...

Yep, pull his face in or plug his nose so he can't breathe... then when he lets go to take a breath you are free.  Then say "No biting" very calmly and stop the session.  Go elsewhere and do...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Carriebird
Way to go!  You sound like you know exactly what...

Way to go!  You sound like you know exactly what you are doing :) 
My firstborn grabbed a pizza crust off my plate when he was 5 months and never looked back.  I managed to BF him until he was 2...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Carriebird
Mine is 2 1/2 and I am starting to feel...

Mine is 2 1/2 and I am starting to feel uncomfortable.  But I'm determined.  I just give myself a good pep talk and grit my teeth and do it.  I figure it's almost my duty to help make it more...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Carriebird
You also asked about gently or self weaning? ...

You also asked about gently or self weaning?
My DD is 2 1/2 and nursing just as much as your DS.  I think it might be the co-sleeping (I didn't with my first)?  I am starting to try to teach her...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Carriebird
Tell him that the longer you BF the less chance...

Tell him that the longer you BF the less chance there is of breast cancer in your future. 
Tell him the longer your child is breastfed the healthier and smarter your child will be. 
Tell him that...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By Carriebird
I had the same ticking clock!  37 years old with...

I had the same ticking clock!  37 years old with a champ of a BFeeding 20 month old son and no period in sight.  I had to cut back on the BF to get it back.  He was easily distracted during the day...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Carriebird
I was still BFeeding my 2yr old son when I got...

I was still BFeeding my 2yr old son when I got pregnant with my daughter.  I had encouraged him to slow down a bit so I could get pregnant.  I wanted to continue to BF him throughout the pregnancy...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   02-15-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Carriebird
Heh heh... still don't have mine... daughter is...

Heh heh... still don't have mine... daughter is now 2 1/2 years.  Went this long with my first born too.  He was over 2 when I got my period back... that was on purpose though... I encouraged him to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   02-15-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Carriebird
I let my son and daughter decide when to...

I let my son and daughter decide when to experiment with solids.  He was interested and stealing food off our plates at 5 months... she was over a year old.  The only thing I supplemented my...
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