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How long have you breastfeed?

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Asked by lillyjohnson11 at 2:54 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I intended on going to 2 years but she self-weaned at 11 months. Maybe the next one will go longer.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:55 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • 1st child--wouldn't breastfeed so i lost patience and asked for a bottle
    2nd child-i was determined to breastfeed, luckily she came out immediately drawn to sucking. but i breastfed her for about 2mths..she started pulling away and fussing too much, so again i lost patience and gave her a bottle but i kept pumping milk for a couple of weeks after.
    i plan to have a 3rd and would really like to breastfeed longer next time around..

    Answer by LWESTBROOKS at 2:57 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • #1 - 2 weeks.
    #2 - 9 months.
    #3 - 8 months.

    Answer by mompam at 2:57 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I breastfed my daughter until she weaned herself at 31 months.

    Answer by ladysavage at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • #1- 2 weeks
    #2- 3 weeks

    I have this great passion about breastfeeding but it just never seems to go so well. I hope with the next one i can get it figured out! I have learned a few things - not to use the pump at all! i think thats why i lost my milk supply both times and they make a nipple shield and that really helped with the latching on and made it so it didnt really hurt at all, i used that with my second one.

    Answer by mommyofone15 at 3:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • 1st... 13 months
    2nd... 14 months
    Currently pregnant with #3 hoping for atleast 18 months this time around.

    Answer by laciD at 3:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I'm currently tandem nursing my DD who is 32 months and my DS who is 13 days :)

    Answer by epoh at 3:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My son was 3 years old plus a month or two when he stopped.

    Answer by mommypip at 3:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • my 1st son weaned at a little over 2 years, but he stopped BFing regularly a little bit before 2 years.

    my 2nd son is 2 mos old now and I pray I can BF him for as long but it's a lot more difficult this time because he was premature and unable to eat at all for a couple of weeks and my supply suffered big time from having to build w/ a pump instead of a baby at that critical time...

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 3:11 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • 14 months. Turns out she is deathly allergic to dairy so it would have been a horrible experience to have learned that by giving her formula as a newborn.

    Answer by Ashes0813 at 5:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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