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At what age did you stop breastfeeding your children?

I'm a strong believer in carrying on breastfeeding for as long as possible, just wanted to get you guys unputs. :)

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haleykarson

Asked by haleykarson at 5:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I nursed my daughter till she was 18 months then I found out I was pregnant and had to stop. With my son I belive he was 9 months he started bitting and nothing I tried worked
    MamaAlderman_2

    Answer by MamaAlderman_2 at 5:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • i stopped at 3 weeks but we never really got started I guess. I pumped myself to the brink of insanity due to my son being premature and not being able to suck hard enough. I cant count the number of time he actually nursed during that 3 weeks period on one hand. If I had had a baby term I would shoot for as long as possible
    humaniterian87

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 5:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • I had to stop when my son was 4 months... I wanted to continue but he refused to drink out of a bottle if it was breast milk... and he was eating for 45 min. every hour... so every other hour was i nursing him. we tried everything, i even tried bf him for 30 min and then bottle feeding him... didnt work. when i get pregnant this time... i am going to try really really hard to continue breast feed as long as i can
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 5:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • I nursed my oldest until he was 22 months old and my second until he was 2.5 years old.
    Myantek

    Answer by Myantek at 5:43 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • I nursed my son for 15 months. But I had to stop at that point because I was losing too much weight.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 5:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • 20 months.
    cdgoldilocks

    Answer by cdgoldilocks at 5:47 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • I nursed for a year, and would have nursed longer, but my daughter decided she liked "real" food better. lol, she decided she didn't need my milk making skills anymore.
    I will nurse this one coming soon, as long as she wants to, also.
    evilabbysmom

    Answer by evilabbysmom at 5:53 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • i nursed my son for 22 months and my daughter for 18 months
    lilcutie79

    Answer by lilcutie79 at 6:21 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • 1st daughter self-weaned at 7 months, 2nd daughter I weaned at 14 months when I found out I was pregnant.
    sarah3-CO

    Answer by sarah3-CO at 6:25 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

  • i nursed until he was 4.5 months. but i had a frozen milk supply until he was nearly 8 months.
    prettylob1

    Answer by prettylob1 at 6:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2008

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