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I bf on demand my DD, 15mths. Nothing unusual around here, I know, but my family is already starting to comment that its time to stop and while their comments dont detere me from what I know is best for my child, I do want to make it clear that I am well educated, informed and intent on doing what is right for me. Rather than just tell them all to sh*t up, I'd like to present them with some quick sharp shor info on the benefits of BF....keep in mind, these are people who were formula fed, who bf their children for brief periods of time etc...we all have these people in our lives, and rather than just throw out the "WHO recommends two years and beyond" I would like to have some kind of handout with this info...I guess I could make my own, but I thought maybe someone here might know of a good place to find such a thing?? Any ideas?<br><br>
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Okay....a further search on my own revealed this, which is exactly what I had in mind...<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts/extended_bf_factsheet.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/store/freeha..._factsheet.pdf</a><br><br>
May it be of use to others aswell!!<br><br>
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Kellymom has some free handouts - here's a link to one about extended breastfeeding: <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts/extended_bf_factsheet.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/store/freeha..._factsheet.pdf</a>. Here's a list of info that includes benefits to the mother: <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-refs.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/ebf-refs.html</a><br><br>
Ooh...what a cross post!
 

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Also if someone says something to me and I don't have this kind of information at hand or I don't think they'd read it, I use some logic with them (assuming your dd doesn't eat enough solids yet to completely sustain her without BM or formula supplementation).<br><br>
If I weaned her, she'd have to go on formula. So why wean since everybody knows breastmilk is better than formula?
 

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But a 15-month-old wouldn't have to go on formula.<br><br>
Personally, I'd say "none of your business," because giving reasons makes it seem like there's something to explain, or discuss, when really, it's just...none of their business! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My favorite is, "why would milk from a cow be BETTER for my child than human milk straight from the mom that is readily available and was designed for a human baby?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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This isn't exactly short, sharp info, but you might find it interesting anyway -- another MDCer posted it in a different thread. It's an article about how the fat content in breastmilk increases as baby gets older. Just go to:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/heal...out527765.html" target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/heal...out527765.html</a>
 

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Hey everyone thanks for the further ideas...I do actually usualy enjoy these opportunities for "educating" the ignorant who tend to push weening on me and who generally have very little information supporting their theories, which are usually varied, unfounded and often biazzar. Recently, my father suggested it was time to ween, because, as his mother always said "once they are old enough to unbutton your blouse and ask for it, its time to stop!"<br><br>
I kindly reminded him that his mother didn't breastfeed because "she didn't have enough milk" and so I hardly think she is an expert on when to ween children. I suggested he find a better source of information for the value of breastfeeding....<br><br>
But for next time I now have some good info to hand him. I do like the idea of sweetly asking "well, why is it that i should ween her?? perhaps because it makes you uncomfortable??"<br><br>
Oh and skana the link doesn't work....<br><br><br>
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well if you are looking for some humorous comebacks you can check these out..my son is 12.5mths and i have already used a couple<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.rosenbaumcreative.com/comebacks.html" target="_blank">http://www.rosenbaumcreative.com/comebacks.html</a><br><a href="http://www.rosenbaumcreative.com/responses.html" target="_blank">http://www.rosenbaumcreative.com/responses.html</a><br><br>
hope this helps<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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thanks for this post and all the links we are slowly creeping to the 1st b-day mark and i am sure soon i will get some ??? so i will read all these and get ready .. i printed the kellymom link <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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Shoot. Sorry about the link problem. Let's try it again:<br><br><a href="http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/09/06/hscout527765.html" target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/heal...out527765.html</a><br><br>
Hope that works.
 
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