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BREASTFEEDING...

HOW LONG DID YOU BREASTFEED?

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TashaMarie349

Asked by TashaMarie349 at 12:35 AM on May. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My first for 3 months,
    second for 18, weaned herself,
    still bfing my 3rd she's 13 months, not sure when we'll be stopping, but she drink's homo milk too.
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 12:37 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • 12 months
    vampire2007

    Answer by vampire2007 at 12:39 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • I stopped at 5 months. It was only because I had my wisdom teeth out so, with all of the muscle relaxers and pain killers I had to take, I didn't want to give it to him. I also had to "sleep it off" for almost 3 days.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • There is no limit on the time to breastfeed. You can (and should) bf as long as you and your baby are still happy to do so.
    The AAP recommends bf for a MINIMUM of one year, and the WHO recommends a MINIMUM of 2 years. By that, they mean you should nurse longer than that, not that you should wean when you get to that time.
    I would suggest attending a local LLL meeting. La Leche League is free to moms (you can bring your baby), and it's fun! You can talk to other moms that have the same questions about bfing, and you will feel right at home with them!
    (Please contact me if you need more info, I'll be happy to help!)
    Ooftacat

    Answer by Ooftacat at 12:46 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • 23 months. I had to stop a month early than I wanted because of medication
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 12:48 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • i bf for 9 weeks. i found it really hard to pump while i was working
    r_elizabeth2290

    Answer by r_elizabeth2290 at 12:49 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • 12 months each for the first two and 15 months for the third.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 12:51 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • 26 months.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:53 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • 6 months and going strong. i hope to make it to 2 yrs
    llansky

    Answer by llansky at 1:01 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • almost 9 months and still at it... I was planning on weening him around this time but I'm just not ready to do so. I love the bonding I feel when he's latched on, looking me in the eye, and playing with my hair or face. I guess I'll let him choose when to quit (as long as he does it before he turns 2 lol)
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 1:38 AM on May. 19, 2009

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