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How long did you breast feed?

I have seen a thing on youtube of a woman doing it for her 5 year old AND HER 10 YEAR OLD! How long did you/are you gonna breast feed? Whats the longest you have heard of?


Asked by Alysia_Moore at 8:07 PM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • #1 was 9 months, stopped because I needed surgery
    #2 was 4 months, stopped because she had medical problems
    #3 was 14 months, stopped because he wanted to. He got a taste of cow's milk and mommy's wasn't as good.

    Answer by Petie at 8:29 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I can't speak for anyone else. They suggest at least a year. I nursed for about 7 months until I went back to work. Used formula and then went to milk. A lot of people say they have problems with the switch, but my daughter didn't really mind either way and had no problems taking a bottle. I think doing it when they're really old is crazy, but I think it is a choice. I just don't like it when they nurse 5yr olds in public. If you choose to do that, you could at least use a pump.

    Answer by tcarter1981 at 8:14 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • nursed till my son was 4

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I breastfed mine until they were 8 months old, then formula for 4 months, then cows milk.


    Answer by beeky at 8:23 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Lol, I'm all about extended BFing but yeah, I think that's way extreme, I saw the british lady that had a 6 and 8 year old? But not 10. I mean 10? They're almost hitting puberty for God's sake! Lol.

    My dd is 2 and we still nurse. We actually just day weaned (mutually), but she still night nurses. I'd nurse her another year, but after that it's time to be a little self sufficient! Lol.

    Answer by Arkaidy at 8:24 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Like a month. Never exclusively except for the first 2 days.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • # 1 was for 6 supply slowed and so she wasn't getting enough to eat.
    # 2 was for 9 supply slowed because of my diet....which I did not realize at the time.
    If I decide to have another one until I can't nurse them anymore. I would never nurse at 10 years old!!! And probably not 5 either. But anything younger that I would, but only at night and home!!

    Answer by shell_287 at 8:46 PM on Jun. 26, 2009