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How long do you breastfeed?

 
xLeeAnnex

Asked by xLeeAnnex at 12:31 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • My daughter is 7 1/2 months old and I plan to go to at least a year!
    austinsmama1106

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 12:33 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • I try to nurse for a year. My first son nursed for about 15 months, my daughter nursed great for 10 months, then had a nursing strike that we couldn't get over, I nursed her when she was asleep or almost asleep for the next 2 months, so maybe once or twice a day, then quit as soon as she hit 12 months. My younger son is 12 months now and not ready to quit, so I'm thinking I'll go until 15 months again, I guess I'll see in 3 months if he's more ready to wean or if I can't stand it anymore. I would probably nurse for 2 years if I liked it more, but I get really tired of it by the time a year is up.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 12:40 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • As long as YOU and BABY want. Has nothing to do with the calendar. But if you want a date-oriented goal... the World Health Organization recommends two years. (And if there's any history of breast cancer in your family, two years gives you a 50% risk reduction.)
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:45 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • DS #1 18mo
    DS #2 2 1/2yrs
    DD currently breastfeeding now at 25mo
    Lynette

    Answer by Lynette at 12:48 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Per sitting or overall?
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 12:50 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • overall.
    xLeeAnnex

    Comment by xLeeAnnex (original poster) at 12:51 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • I nursed my 1st dd till she was about 5 months then she went straight to WHOLE MILK
    i nursed my 2nd dd till she was about 7 months then she went straight to WHOLE MILK

    and both of them are perfectly fine and very smart.
    tomsjennabean

    Answer by tomsjennabean at 12:57 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Each of mine self-weaned. They were 29 months, 27 months, and 23 months old.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:45 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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