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How many of you plan to breastfeed past 3 years?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Apr. 30, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I planned to nurse until my son decided to stop. It happened to be after age 3. Same with my daughter, but she happened to stop about 14 mos of age.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:10 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I did. The longer you do it, the better it is for you AND baby.

    Answer by JenW777 at 7:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • My plan at first was to nurse at least 12 months and then I started reading on the benefits of extended nursing and child led weaning so I decided that was what I would do. My first was 18 months old and I was pregnant with #2 when he said yucky and even though I offered for 2 weeks he wanted nothing more to do with it. Following the child lead weaning plan my second went until 35 months. The last time she nursed was actually her brother's 5 birthday and he will be 6 in a less then 2 weeks so a little bitter sweet for me this year remembering that.

    As for those saying it is not a good idea just read up on the studies and you will see that it is a good idea to let the child wean when they see fit. When compared to other mammals as far as brain development and what not our children should be weaning sometime between 2-6 years old.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:00 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • who's voting down perfectly fine answers ??

    Answer by kokomaman at 8:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • hmmm thats a tough one... i had planned to stop at 12 months.... here we are at 20 months and still going. id like to say no we will be done by then but this little miss runs the show when it comes to nursing!

    Answer by mommy06and09 at 7:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I don't plan to breast feed past 18-21 months. My first son was completely off the bottle by then and that's my plan for the next one.

    Answer by MamaStuart at 7:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • I dont plan on BFing after 12 months.

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 7:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • my plan is till 2, but we never know !

    Answer by kokomaman at 7:40 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • That's. Not a good idea to do that.

    Answer by Swimmer4life at 7:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

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