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I set the six month goal for myself in the beginning because I didn't want to overwhelm myself with pumping and work. Well, I'm proud to say little man is six months old and we've made it! We had a rough patch in the beginning where I wanted to give up but I told myself, just make it to six weeks. And then it was just make it to eight weeks. And from then on out it's been a breeze. Pumping at work is manageable. I pump enough to meet his needs and he seems to reverse cycle a bit which is fine with me. The best part of my day is coming home and nursing. He'll unlatch and just give me these sweet, satisfied smiles when he's done.<br><br>
So now that I hit six months, I want to try for a year. Or longer, who knows? Everyone is asking me when I'm going to stop but why would I? I make plenty of milk, I enjoy that time that forces me to unwind and just spend time with my baby, and to be honest besides the other benefits I'm just too cheap to pay for something when I can make my own for free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Way to go, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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I am about to hit the 6 mos. mark, too! It is a great feeling, isn't it? I am also planning to make it to the 1 yr. mark, and then see what happens. We are about to start baby-lead weaning, and although I am excited for DS, there is a little sadness. It is the first step towards him not needing his momma milk. Good thing we got time to adjust!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Woohoo! Good on ya, Mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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way to go mama!<br>
we made it in the six month plus club too. it only gets easier!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am about to hit the 6 mos. mark, too! It is a great feeling, isn't it? I am also planning to make it to the 1 yr. mark, and then see what happens. We are about to start baby-lead weaning, and although I am excited for DS, there is a little sadness. It is the first step towards him not needing his momma milk. Good thing we got time to adjust!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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wooohoo! i could have written your post a few months ago! you go mama!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> YAY! What a great gift you've given your little man.
 

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Fantastic work, mama!
 

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Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I'll hit 6 months on Saturday. I set small goals, too - 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congratulations! We will be at 6 months on Sunday! I had a few doubters and some are still asking if I'm <i>still</i> breastfeeding. It feels so good to say, "Yes!"
 

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I'm so happy for you!!!!! What a wonderful start your little one has had!!! Keep going!! You're doing awesome!<br><br>
My son will be 2 June 30th and we are "still" going strong and I have no plans of stopping until he's ready! It's been the best and most amazing journey!
 

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Congratulations!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I could so relate to your post, as I've also hit the 6 month mark recently. 6 months was also the longest I thought I'd go, but now I've extended to 1 yr.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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