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How many women do you know who breastfed beyond one year?

In real life that is, not on CM. The only ones that I only know for sure are my mother and my mother in law.

I breastfed my oldest son until he was 14 months. I'm hoping to get to two years with my youngest!


Asked by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Apr. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My grandmother, a few aunts, 2 friends, my sister-in-law and me. Everybody else who I knew that breastfed was against breastfeeding longer than a year, my mom included. I breastfed for 14 months for my first one and my second was almost a year and a half. Seems like a long time but it went by so fast!

    Answer by Nadali at 2:34 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • I know 3, and I did for 18 mos

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:14 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Zero. I don't even know anyone that has breastfed past 10 months to be honest.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • My friend and her Aunt.

    My family DOES NOT breastfeed. I did, but, I had no support or education. I tried though. If I have another child, I will nurse until the child quits.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:14 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • I don't know any. I did for 15 months with my first, but stopped by a year with my other three.

    Answer by missanc at 3:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Hmm. Seven aunts. Three friends. One cousin that I know of for certain, but the rest all live too far away and I never saw their babies.

    Then there's me.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • My ex's mother and I did. She breastfed until three and I stopped just before my child's second birthday (we were down to nursing just at night).

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • I breastfed until my youngest self weaned at 14 months. My goal was 2 years, but she self weaned. I was sad.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • no one.
    only months

    Answer by yamil519 at 3:17 PM on Apr. 19, 2010

  • Hundreds. I'm in my 50s so I have met a lot of people through breastfeeding support groups.

    I breastfed a total of 10 years. I only know one person that has breastfed longer. Usually when I am at a conference and speakers ask how long people have nursed, I win. I only had 3 children. I don't think 10 years is that long.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:18 PM on Apr. 19, 2010