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i'd been waiting to come to this forum til ds was older, but it looks like i could have been here for a while..... when do you all count as "beyond"?
 

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Yeah,after the 1st 12 months. Then however long after than until you decide to wean,or CLW,which has it's own board. So I am assuming this board is for those nursing after a year and beyond,but not doing CLW? Just my take.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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This board is for ANYONE nursing past 12 months, regardless of if they CLW or mama-led wean.
 

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That's how I see it, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'll post both on this board and on the CLW board.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> That's what I do!
 

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thanks, mommas! just curious, though-- isnt the general rec to bf for "at least 2 years"? i'm not big on "recs" but i seem to recall reading that somewhere rather conventional.... do most people not do that? or is it just that the issues one has bfing a 12 mo are so different from bfing a 2 mo? just wondering why there's a seperate section.... feel free to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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I showed up here when DD was 12 months. Funny though, because she still feels like a baby to me sometimes and she is 19 months now.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">thanks, mommas! just curious, though-- isnt the general rec to bf for "at least 2 years"? i'm not big on "recs" but i seem to recall reading that somewhere rather conventional.... do most people not do that? or is it just that the issues one has bfing a 12 mo are so different from bfing a 2 mo? just wondering why there's a seperate section.... feel free to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:</div>
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I have heard that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 1 year, but that the World Health Organization recommends 2 years. Not sure if that is exactly correct - but that has been repeated on several boards I am on.
 

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The AAP says that one year is the <i>minimum</i>. Sadly, many women have the minimum guideline as their upper limit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> The WHO recommends two years for maximum health benefits. Talmudic tradition is usually interpreted to recommend two years as well, and I think that's also the Muslim guideline. We Christians get nothin'.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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It's also for those of us who have no interest in weaning any time in the next couple of years.
 

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I read this thread because I was curious as well... You see... most boards on infant BF concern mostly small babies in the first few months of life. Mine is almost 10 months and I look forward to continuing beyond the first year, hopefully at least 2yrs. Soooo... I guess I'll come back in 2 months.. hahaha
 

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I was wondering the same thing!<br>
DD is only 9 mos but I started lurking here recently, to kind of get an idea of what's in store over the next year. Also, she's started wanting to nurse in goofy positions (e.g., bum up, on hands & knees) so I'm sure I'll be coming by for some tips on handling little nursing acrobats!
 

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I lurked here and there before, but my ds is now 13 months so I consider that to be beyond infancy (although as pp said, he very much still seems like a baby to me).<br><br>
We will do CLW so I lurk there too but it's nice to just have 1 or 2 places to discuss the issues of nursing a baby past 12 months since they are so different than general bf'ing questions and nursing younger babies.
 

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cool. thanks for all the replies! i am guessing that probably the intent was that the issues & experience become different with the older babe... i just was getting a vibe that nursing past 12 mo was something "unusual", and that struck me as odd for MDC.<br><br>
i remembered where it was-- the packet I got sent by the state after DS was born. it specifically said NO FOOD but BM til after 6 mo, and nurse til at least 2. i dont read much of what "they say", so i assumed that was the conventional rec-- i mean, this from the govt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yes, the issues are definitely different. In my experience, things like insisting on standing up to nurse, trying to nurse upside down, tackling Mommy to nurse, & shoving both arms down my shirt in public in order to try to pull a boob out, didn't really start up until after 12 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
And your State's gov't seems to be very progressive. Of course, I never read any of the handouts I was given, so maybe it was in mine too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (Maybe from Hawaii, probably NOT from Virginia.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, the issues are definitely different. In my experience, things like insisting on standing up to nurse, trying to nurse upside down, tackling Mommy to nurse, & shoving both arms down my shirt in public in order to try to pull a boob out, didn't really start up until after 12 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
And your State's gov't seems to be very progressive. Of course, I never read any of the handouts I was given, so maybe it was in mine too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (Maybe from Hawaii, probably NOT from Virginia.)</div>
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yeahhh, i've had <i>those</i> issues since ds was about 6 mo.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> it was WA state.
 
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